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Major earthquake: M7.1 quake has struck near Ile Hunter in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -22.0663S, 170.0502WA major earthquake magnitude 7.1 (ml/mb) strikes 209 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (130 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 03:51:56 / August 29, 2018 @ 3:51 am. The 7.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:51:56 / 2:51 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000gjaz. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18241000, at00pe7eqn, us1000gjaz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.68 km (17 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 170.0502 East, latitude -22.0663 South, depth = 26.68 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ile Hunter in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 209 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 170.0502° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.0663° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 209km W 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 2018-08-29 03:51:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-29 04:11:22 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 1 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 776 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 ,pt,at,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 2.471 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 28 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000gjaz Id of event.
Event Code 1000gjaz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18241000,at00pe7eqn,us1000gjaz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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