A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:40:29 / 12:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/11/17 / 2017-11-20 01:40:29 / November 20, 2017 @ 1:40 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000brnr. Id of event: us2000brnr. Exact location of event, longitude 168.7282 East, latitude -21.4611 South, depth = 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 88 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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