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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 83 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.5614S, 168.69WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 21:05:44 / November 4, 2017 @ 9:05 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.05 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:05:44 / 8:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.69 East, latitude -21.5614 South, depth = 10.05 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bil9. Id of event: us2000bil9.

Close country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine. Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 83 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.69° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.5614° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km 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 2017-11-04 21:05:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-04 21:21:33 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 0.619 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us2000bil9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bil9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bil9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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