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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.9304S, 168.8377WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 107 kilometers (66 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 168.8377° East, -21.9304° South, depth 4.17 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 4.17 km (3 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:23:06 / 7:23 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 20:23:06 / November 15, 2017 @ 8:23 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bp4a. Unique identifier: us2000bp4a. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 107 km (67 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 107 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.8377° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.9304° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 107km 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 20:23:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-15 20:37:26 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 0.873 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000bp4a Id of event.
Event Code 2000bp4a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bp4a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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