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Strong earthquake: M6.1 quake has struck near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.7145S, 168.9255WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 109 kilometers (68 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 168.9255° East, -21.7145° South, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000azi3. Id of event: us1000azi3. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/11/17 / 2017-11-01 00:09:30 / November 1, 2017 @ 12:09 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:09:30 / 11:09 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine. Epicenter of the earthquake was 109 km (68 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 109 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.9255° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.7145° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 109km E of Tadine, 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 2017-11-01 00:09:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-01 00:30:22 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 4.03 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 572 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 0.864 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us1000azi3 Id of event.
Event Code 1000azi3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000azi3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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