A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The temblor was reported at 12:31:21 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/11/17 / 2017-11-21 01:31:21 / November 21, 2017 @ 1:31 am. Event id: us2000bs5y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bs5y. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 168.5867° East, -21.624° South.
Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine. 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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