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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.7715S, 168.814WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 99 kilometers (62 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/11/17 / 2017-11-03 09:06:27 / November 3, 2017 @ 9:06 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bhlj. Id of event: us2000bhlj. Exact location of earthquake, 168.814° East, -21.7715° South, depth 10 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:06:27 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (62 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days fourty-five 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. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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: 99 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.814° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.7715° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 99km 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 09:06:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-03 09:22:12 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 400 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 0.784 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us2000bhlj Id of event.
Event Code 2000bhlj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bhlj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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