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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Tadine in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -21.5809S, 169.0576WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 121 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (75 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:21:44 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.0576 East, latitude -21.5809 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 24/11/17 / 2017-11-24 08:21:44 / November 24, 2017 @ 8:21 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000bjvw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bjvw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 121 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.0576° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.5809° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 121km E 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 2017-11-24 08:21:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-14 06:37:23 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 0.961 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 240 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 us1000bjvw Id of event.
Event Code 1000bjvw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bjvw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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