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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Tadine in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -21.9529S, 168.8208WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 106 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (66 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.48 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 20:37:08 / November 15, 2017 @ 8:37 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:37:08 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 13.48 km, 168.8208° East, -21.9529° South. Unique identifier: us2000bp4u. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bp4u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days eighty 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 106 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.8208° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.9529° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 106km 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 2017-11-15 20:37:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-15 21:00:53 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 400 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 0.872 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us2000bp4u Id of event.
Event Code 2000bp4u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bp4u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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