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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.452S, 168.438WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000bps9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bps9. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.13 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:43:29 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 168.438° East, latitude -21.452° South, depth = 18.13 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 15:43:29 / November 16, 2017 @ 3:43 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine. Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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. 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: 58 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.438° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.452° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km 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 2017-11-16 15:43:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-16 19:28:47 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 340 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 0.38 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us2000bps9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bps9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bps9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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