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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Tadine in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -21.2248S, 168.36WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 04:26:30 / August 31, 2018 @ 4:26 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000h5vg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h5vg. Exact location of event, depth 5.31 km, 168.36° East, -21.2248° South. The temblor was detected at 15:26:30 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5.31 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 61 km NE of Tadine, New Caledonia.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.36° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.2248° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km NE 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 2018-08-31 04:26:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-31 04:45:31 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 416 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 1.137 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us2000h5vg Id of event.
Event Code 2000h5vg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h5vg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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