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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Ile Hunter in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -22.626S, 170.9733WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 113 km WSW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (70 miles). Exact location of event, depth 36.69 km, 170.9733° East, -22.626° South. The temblor was reported at 00:41:11 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 13:41:11 / January 27, 2016 @ 1:41 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.69 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004wbp. Unique identifier: us20004wbp.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 113 km WSW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 170.9733° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.626° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 113km WSW 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 2016-01-27 13:41:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-18 13:17:00 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 312 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 2.958 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us20004wbp Id of event.
Event Code 20004wbp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004wbp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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