A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.88 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 15:16:26 / November 19, 2017 @ 3:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 168.7111° East, -21.5805° South, depth 6.88 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bvhg. Id of event: us2000bvhg. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:16:26 / 2:16 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-eight, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 85 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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