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Strong earthquake, 6.7 mag has occurred near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.524S, 168.601WA earthquake with magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude 168.601 East, latitude -21.524 South, depth = 13 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 09:25:50 / November 19, 2017 @ 9:25 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tadine in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:25:50 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: at00oznrj1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00oznrj1, pt17323000.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Close country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 74 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.601° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.524° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13 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 09:39:13 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 3.3 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 692 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 30 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75.599993952001 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00oznrj1 Id of event.
Event Code 00oznrj1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oznrj1,pt17323000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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