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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Tadine in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -21.2393S, 168.6459WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:23:38 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 168.6459° East, latitude -21.2393° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/11/17 / 2017-11-21 18:23:38 / November 21, 2017 @ 6:23 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bsfd. Id of event: us2000bsfd.

Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 86 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.6459° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.2393° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km ENE 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 2017-11-21 18:23:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-21 18:41:18 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 400 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 0.622 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us2000bsfd Id of event.
Event Code 2000bsfd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bsfd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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