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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Ile Hunter in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -22.908S, 171.4623WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 82 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (51 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 00:34:05 / January 24, 2016 @ 12:34 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.73 km (18 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gp5. Id of event: us10004gp5. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:34:05 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 171.4623 East, latitude -22.908 South, depth = 28.73 km.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 82 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 171.4623° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.908° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km SW 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 2016-01-24 00:34:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-24 00:53:27 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 400 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 3.483 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us10004gp5 Id of event.
Event Code 10004gp5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gp5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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