A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Monday. Id of earthquake: us2000bvwy. Event ids that are associated: us2000bvwy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/11/17 / 2017-11-20 01:12:08 / November 20, 2017 @ 1:12 am. The temblor was reported at 12:12:08 / 12:12 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 168.5712° East, latitude -21.271° South, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-three, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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