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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.7649S, 169.0226WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 120 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (75 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 18:09:48 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 169.0226 East, latitude -21.7649 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/11/17 / 2017-11-03 07:09:48 / November 3, 2017 @ 7:09 am. Event id: us2000bhk6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bhk6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 120 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.0226° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.7649° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 120km ESE 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 2017-11-03 07:09:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-03 07:28:24 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 416 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 0.965 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us2000bhk6 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bhk6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bhk6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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