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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.5551S, 168.5643WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 10:04:15 / November 16, 2017 @ 10:04 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:04:15 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bplp. Unique identifier: us2000bplp. Exact location, longitude 168.5643° East, latitude -21.5551° South, depth = 20.28 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 20.28 km (13 miles).

Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 70 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.5643° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.5551° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km 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 10:04:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-16 10:31:20 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 0.502 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us2000bplp Id of event.
Event Code 2000bplp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bplp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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