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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 65 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia

Earthquake location -21.4067S, 168.4966WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 11:27:06 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/11/17 / 2017-11-11 00:27:06 / November 11, 2017 @ 12:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 168.4966° East, latitude -21.4067° South, depth = 8.06 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.06 km (5 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000blu9. Event ids that are associated: us2000blu9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days fifty-five and in the last 365 days sixty-two 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 65 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.4966° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.4067° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km 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 2017-11-11 00:27:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-11 00:48:27 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 416 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 1.33 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 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 us2000blu9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000blu9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000blu9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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