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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.6473S, 168.6232WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:34:08 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 168.6232° East, -21.6473° South, depth 13.06 km. Unique identifier: us2000brw0. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000brw0. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/11/17 / 2017-11-20 17:34:08 / November 20, 2017 @ 5:34 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 13.06 km (8 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine. Country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 77 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.6232° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.6473° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km 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 17:34:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-20 20:04:46 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 369 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 0.576 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 91 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 us2000brw0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000brw0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000brw0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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