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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake strikes near Ile Hunter in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -20.4798S, 172.3046WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (mg/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 214 kilometers (133 miles) from Ile Hunter in New Caledonia. The temblor was reported at 06:38:07 / 6:38 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 68.95 km (43 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-27 07:38:07 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 172.3046 East, latitude -20.4798 South, depth 68.95 km.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.3046° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.4798° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 68.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 214km N of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-27 07:38:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-27 08:01:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 369 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources us A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.69 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usb000tijh Id of event.
Event Code b000tijh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usb000tijh A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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