A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000bjd3. Unique identifier: us1000bjd3. Exact location of event, longitude 168.7182 East, latitude -21.4591 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:17:46 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/11/17 / 2017-11-21 16:17:46 / November 21, 2017 @ 4:17 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 87 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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