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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 68 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia



Earthquake location -22.8434S, 171.5788WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 68 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (42 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 171.5788° East, -22.8434° South. Global time and date of event 07/12/17 / 2017-12-07 05:45:54 / December 7, 2017 @ 5:45 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:45:54 / 4:45 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event id: us2000c1gn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c1gn.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 68 km SW of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 171.5788° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.8434° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km SW 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 2017-12-07 05:45:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-07 06:51:47 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 326 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 3.557 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us2000c1gn Id of event.
Event Code 2000c1gn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c1gn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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