A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 168.7126 East, latitude -21.8916 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/06/19 / 2019-06-27 15:39:30 / June 27, 2019 @ 3:39 pm. Event id: us700045yf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700045yf. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:39:30 / 2:39 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 93 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.
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