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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 86 km ESE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia



Earthquake location -22.5855S, 172.869WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 86 km ESE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (53 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73.73 km (46 miles). Unique identifier: us10006dl6. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006dl6. Exact location of event, longitude 172.869 East, latitude -22.5855 South, depth = 73.73 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:13:20 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/08/16 / 2016-08-13 13:13:20 / August 13, 2016 @ 1:13 pm UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 86 km ESE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.869° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.5855° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km ESE 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 2016-08-13 13:13:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-05 19:42:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 326 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 4.621 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us10006dl6 Id of event.
Event Code 10006dl6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006dl6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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