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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 68 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.6729S, 168.5309WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.99 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 08/11/17 / 2017-11-08 07:54:42 / November 8, 2017 @ 7:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bk9j. Unique identifier: us2000bk9j. Exact location, longitude 168.5309° East, latitude -21.6729° South, depth = 10.99 km. The temblor was reported at 18:54:42 / 6:54 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 68 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.5309° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.6729° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km 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 2017-11-08 07:54:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-08 08:13:41 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 385 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 0.503 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000bk9j Id of event.
Event Code 2000bk9j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bk9j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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