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Moderate earthquake: M5.8 quake has struck near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.4734S, 168.7329WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was reported 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/11/17 / 2017-11-20 00:09:24 / November 20, 2017 @ 12:09 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 11:09:24 / 11:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 168.7329° East, -21.4734° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us2000brnd. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000brnd.

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

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 88 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.7329° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.4734° 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 00:09:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-20 00:26:50 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 4.09 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 518 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 0.654 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 59 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000brnd Id of event.
Event Code 2000brnd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000brnd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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