A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:34:08 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 168.6232° East, -21.6473° South, depth 13.06 km. Unique identifier: us2000brw0. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000brw0. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/11/17 / 2017-11-20 17:34:08 / November 20, 2017 @ 5:34 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 13.06 km (8 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine. Country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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