A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:00:48 / 3:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 168.6735° East, -21.3277° South. Global time and date of event 21/11/17 / 2017-11-21 16:00:48 / November 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bsc3. Unique identifier: us2000bsc3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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