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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Tadine in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -21.5795S, 168.4774WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Thursday. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:29:00 / 2:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.72 km (7 miles). Event id: us2000bpeg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bpeg. Exact location of event, longitude 168.4774 East, latitude -21.5795 South, depth = 11.72 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/11/17 / 2017-11-16 03:29:00 / November 16, 2017 @ 3:29 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 61 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.4774° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.5795° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km 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 03:29:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-16 03:41:46 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 432 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 0.427 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us2000bpeg Id of event.
Event Code 2000bpeg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bpeg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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