A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Global time and date of event 01/11/17 / 2017-11-01 14:50:26 / November 1, 2017 @ 2:50 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 01:50:26 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 168.7236° East, -21.7446° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000blk9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000blk9.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (56 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirty-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 89 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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