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Major earthquake: M7.3 quake has struck near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.3S, 168.5WA major earthquake magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 22:43:29 / November 19, 2017 @ 10:43 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Exact location of event, depth 25 km, 168.5° East, -21.3° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17323002, at00ozosgj. Id of event: at00ozosgj. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tadine in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:43:29 / 9:43 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wé, Tadine (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 135 km (84 miles) from Wé (c. 10 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 69 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.5° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.3° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km 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 22:51:31 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 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 820 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 35 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.5874982 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75.599993952001 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00ozosgj Id of event.
Event Code 00ozosgj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17323002,at00ozosgj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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