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Major earthquake, 7 mag strikes near Tadine in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -21.3265S, 168.6398WA major earthquake magnitude 7 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Monday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tadine in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000brlf. Event ids that are associated: at00ozosgj, us2000brlf, pt17323002. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 168.6398° East, latitude -21.3265° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 09:43:29 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 22:43:29 / November 19, 2017 @ 10:43 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 82 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.6398° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.3265° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km ENE 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 2017-11-19 22:43:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-19 23:13:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 20 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.57 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 761 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 ,at,us,pt, 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 0.588 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000brlf Id of event.
Event Code 2000brlf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ozosgj,us2000brlf,pt17323002, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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