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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag has occurred near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.249S, 168.9286WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 113 kilometers (70 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:08:55 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 168.9286 East, latitude -21.249 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bie2. Id of event: us2000bie2. Global time and date of event 04/11/17 / 2017-11-04 14:08:55 / November 4, 2017 @ 2:08 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine. Epicenter of the earthquake was 113 km (70 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 113 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.9286° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.249° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 113km ENE 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 14:08:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-04 14:28:25 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 3.51 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 482 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 0.868 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us2000bie2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bie2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bie2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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