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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Ile Hunter in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -23.0376S, 170.1925WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 203 km WSW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (126 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:30:11 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 170.1925 East, latitude -23.0376 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/06/17 / 2017-06-14 05:30:11 / June 14, 2017 @ 5:30 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20009maz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009maz.

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

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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: 203 km WSW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 170.1925° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.0376° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 203km 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 2017-06-14 05:30:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-14 05:56:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 369 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 2.531 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us20009maz Id of event.
Event Code 20009maz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009maz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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