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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 72 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.6801S, 168.5721WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Thursday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:26:18 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.5721 East, latitude -21.6801 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 07:26:18 / November 16, 2017 @ 7:26 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bpig. Id of event: us2000bpig. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 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 fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 72 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.5721° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.6801° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km 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 2017-11-16 07:26:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-16 08:00:11 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 354 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 0.541 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us2000bpig Id of event.
Event Code 2000bpig An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bpig, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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