A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Exact location of event, longitude 168.5808 East, latitude -21.8318 South, depth = 6.09 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.09 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:40:24 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000bvhk. Event ids that are associated: us2000bvhk. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 15:40:24 / November 19, 2017 @ 3:40 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-five, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 78 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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