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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Ile Hunter in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -23.2467S, 173.1644WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 147 km SE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (91 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/16 / 2016-10-22 06:34:41 / October 22, 2016 @ 6:34 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:34:41 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us100072km. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100072km. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 173.1644° East, -23.2467° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 147 km SE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.1644° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.2467° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 147km SE 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 2016-10-22 06:34:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-17 11:49:57 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 298 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 5.066 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us100072km Id of event.
Event Code 100072km An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100072km, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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