A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bvij. Id of event: us2000bvij. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 15:29:29 / November 19, 2017 @ 3:29 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 168.6614° East, -21.6035° South, depth 9 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:29:29 / 2:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-two, in the last 10 days eighty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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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