A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.7287 East, latitude -21.3628 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:20:09 / 2:20 am (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: 21/11/17 / 2017-11-21 15:20:09 / November 21, 2017 @ 3:20 pm. Unique identifier: us2000bsbi. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bsbi.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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