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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Tadine in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -21.3282S, 168.4792WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Id of earthquake: us2000bn3y. Event ids that are associated: us2000bn3y. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.06 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 05:25:11 / November 14, 2017 @ 5:25 am. Exact location of event, depth 19.06 km, 168.4792° East, -21.3282° South. The temblor was detected at 16:25:11 / 4:25 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine. Country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days sixty-seven and in the last 365 days seventy-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 66 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.4792° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.3282° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km 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 2017-11-14 05:25:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-14 05:52:36 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 369 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 0.444 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us2000bn3y Id of event.
Event Code 2000bn3y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bn3y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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