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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 97 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia

Earthquake location -21.9061S, 168.746WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 97 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (60 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.11 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 168.746 East, latitude -21.9061 South, depth = 4.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 14:56:02 / November 19, 2017 @ 2:56 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000bvgz. Event ids that are associated: us2000bvgz. The temblor was picked up at 01:56:02 / 1:56 am (local time epicenter).

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

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 97 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.746° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.9061° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 97km ESE 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 2017-11-19 14:56:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-29 17:47:13 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 312 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 0.788 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 181 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 us2000bvgz Id of event.
Event Code 2000bvgz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bvgz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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