A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.6525 East, latitude -21.6137 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/11/17 / 2017-11-10 01:10:53 / November 10, 2017 @ 1:10 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:10:53 / 12:10 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bqgx. Id of event: us2000bqgx. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine. Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Close country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-nine 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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