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Moderate earthquake: M5.7 quake has struck near Ile Hunter in New Caledonia



Earthquake location -20.624S, 172.4469WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was reported 200 km NNE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (124 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bubz. Unique identifier: us2000bubz. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 172.4469 East, latitude -20.624 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/11/17 / 2017-11-25 17:30:02 / November 25, 2017 @ 5:30 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:30:02 / 4:30 am (local time epicenter).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 200 km NNE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.4469° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.624° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 200km NNE of Ile Hunter, 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 2017-11-25 17:30:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-25 17:50:15 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 3.05 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 500 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 4.212 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 us2000bubz Id of event.
Event Code 2000bubz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bubz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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