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

Earthquake location -21.5153S, 168.4516WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The temblor was reported at 06:33:28 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 19:33:28 / November 19, 2017 @ 7:33 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 168.4516° East, -21.5153° South, depth 18.51 km. Id of earthquake: us2000brja. Event ids that are associated: us2000brja. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.51 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine. Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 58 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.4516° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.5153° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km 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 2017-11-19 19:33:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-19 19:58:08 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 0.393 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us2000brja Id of event.
Event Code 2000brja An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000brja, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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