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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag strikes near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.2058S, 168.5488WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000brh4. Event ids that are associated: us2000brh4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:08:06 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 168.5488° East, latitude -21.2058° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 16:08:06 / November 19, 2017 @ 4:08 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 78 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.5488° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.2058° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km 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 16:08:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-19 16:28:21 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 4.33 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 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 536 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 0.555 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 67 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 us2000brh4 Id of event.
Event Code 2000brh4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000brh4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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