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Strong earthquake, 6.4 mag was detected near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.5756S, 168.6056WA earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.29 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 09:25:50 / November 19, 2017 @ 9:25 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:25:50 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 25.29 km, 168.6056° East, -21.5756° South. Event id: us2000brbk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00oznrj1, us2000brbk, pt17323000. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tadine in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. 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: 74 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.6056° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.5756° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km 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 09:25:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-19 09:54:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 15 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.39 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 635 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 0.543 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 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 us2000brbk Id of event.
Event Code 2000brbk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oznrj1,us2000brbk,pt17323000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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