A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:23:38 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 168.6459° East, latitude -21.2393° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/17 / 2017-11-21 18:23:38 / November 21, 2017 @ 6:23 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bsfd. Id of event: us2000bsfd.
Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 86 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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