A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The temblor was reported at 19:33:44 / 7:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 8.97 km, 168.6578° East, -21.5586° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 08:33:44 / November 14, 2017 @ 8:33 am. Unique identifier: us2000bthr. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bthr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 8.97 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 80 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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