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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.9018S, 168.8153WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Id of earthquake: us2000bntk. Event ids that are associated: us2000bntk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 168.8153 East, latitude -21.9018 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:23:20 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/11/17 / 2017-11-15 08:23:20 / November 15, 2017 @ 8:23 am.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 103 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.8153° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.9018° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 103km 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 08:23:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-15 08:42:57 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 0.841 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 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 us2000bntk Id of event.
Event Code 2000bntk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bntk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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