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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 78 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia

Earthquake location -21.8318S, 168.5808WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. Exact location of event, longitude 168.5808 East, latitude -21.8318 South, depth = 6.09 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.09 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:40:24 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000bvhk. Event ids that are associated: us2000bvhk. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/11/17 / 2017-11-19 15:40:24 / November 19, 2017 @ 3:40 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-five, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 78 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.5808° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.8318° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km 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 15:40:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-30 16:56:48 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 271 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 0.619 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 us2000bvhk Id of event.
Event Code 2000bvhk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bvhk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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