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Strong earthquake, 6.6 mag strikes near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.5367S, 168.5304WA earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Id of earthquake: us2000brgk. Event ids that are associated: at00ozo7f5, us2000brgk, pt17323001. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:09:04 / 2:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.66 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Tadine in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 15:09:04 / November 19, 2017 @ 3:09 pm. Exact location of event, depth 20.66 km, 168.5304° East, -21.5367° South.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. 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: 67 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.5304° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.5367° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km 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 15:09:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-19 15:25:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 671 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 0.468 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us2000brgk Id of event.
Event Code 2000brgk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ozo7f5,us2000brgk,pt17323001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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