A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Friday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:09:40 / 5:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000btm1. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000btm1. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/11/17 / 2017-11-23 18:09:40 / November 23, 2017 @ 6:09 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.7282 East, latitude -21.6579 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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