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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.624S, 168.619WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.42 km (5 miles). The temblor was picked up at 06:34:23 / 6:34 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 19:34:23 / November 19, 2017 @ 7:34 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 7.42 km, 168.619° East, -21.624° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000brjb. Id of event: us2000brjb.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine. Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 76 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.619° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.624° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km 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 19:34:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-19 19:51:26 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 0.566 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us2000brjb Id of event.
Event Code 2000brjb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000brjb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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