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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.8297S, 169.0249WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 122 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (76 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.25 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000blli. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000blli. Exact location, longitude 169.0249° East, latitude -21.8297° South, depth = 10.25 km. The temblor was reported at 10:42:33 / 10:42 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/11/17 / 2017-11-02 23:42:33 / November 2, 2017 @ 11:42 pm UTC/GMT.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 122 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.0249° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.8297° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 122km 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 2017-11-02 23:42:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-11 03:30:59 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 298 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 0.988 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000blli Id of event.
Event Code 2000blli An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000blli, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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