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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 111 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia



Earthquake location -22.5779S, 173.112WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 111 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (69 miles). Event id: us10009846. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10009846. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.112 East, latitude -22.5779 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:27:35 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 07:27:35 / July 8, 2017 @ 7:27 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 111 km E of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.112° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.5779° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 111km 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 2017-07-08 07:27:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-08 07:48:01 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 2.2 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 482 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 4.839 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10009846 Id of event.
Event Code 10009846 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10009846, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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