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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Tadine in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -21.8367S, 168.9933WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 119 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (74 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:25:25 / 3:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/12/17 / 2017-12-18 16:25:25 / December 18, 2017 @ 4:25 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 168.9933 East, latitude -21.8367 South, depth = 9.84 km. Unique identifier: us2000c5mx. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000c5mx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.84 km (6 miles).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 119 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.9933° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.8367° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 119km 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 2017-12-18 16:25:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-18 19:40:31 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 400 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 0.963 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 103 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 us2000c5mx Id of event.
Event Code 2000c5mx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000c5mx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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