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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Ile Hunter in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -22.3774S, 172.7068WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 67 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (42 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:22:04 / 12:22 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006meq. Id of event: us10006meq. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81.01 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 00:22:04 / September 3, 2016 @ 12:22 am. Exact location of earthquake, 172.7068° East, -22.3774° South, depth 81.01 km.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 67 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.7068° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.3774° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 81.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km E 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 2016-09-03 00:22:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 05:35:11 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 4.432 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us10006meq Id of event.
Event Code 10006meq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006meq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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