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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.5954S, 168.6726WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 13:35:06 / November 13, 2017 @ 1:35 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.6726 East, latitude -21.5954 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bmlm. Unique identifier: us2000bmlm. The temblor was picked up at 00:35:06 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 81 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.6726° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.5954° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km 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 2017-11-13 13:35:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-13 13:49:52 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 0.608 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 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 mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000bmlm Id of event.
Event Code 2000bmlm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bmlm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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