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Strong earthquake: M6.6 quake has struck near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.6302S, 168.8836WA earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/11/17 / 2017-11-01 02:23:56 / November 1, 2017 @ 2:23 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:23:56 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.8836 East, latitude -21.6302 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us1000azjt. Ids that are associated to the event: at00oypvzx, us1000azjt, pt17305001. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tadine in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 104 km (64 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 103 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.8836° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.6302° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 103km 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 02:23:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-01 02:43:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.87 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 1 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 670 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 ,at,us,pt, 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 0.808 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us1000azjt Id of event.
Event Code 1000azjt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oypvzx,us1000azjt,pt17305001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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