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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.4611S, 168.7282WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:40:29 / 12:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/11/17 / 2017-11-20 01:40:29 / November 20, 2017 @ 1:40 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000brnr. Id of event: us2000brnr. Exact location of event, longitude 168.7282 East, latitude -21.4611 South, depth = 10 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 88 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.7282° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.4611° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km 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 2017-11-20 01:40:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-20 02:01:27 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 340 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 0.65 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000brnr Id of event.
Event Code 2000brnr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000brnr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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