A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bvwz. Unique identifier: us2000bvwz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/11/17 / 2017-11-20 01:27:23 / November 20, 2017 @ 1:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 168.7472 East, latitude -21.5376 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 12:27:23 / 12:27 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days eighty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 89 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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