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Strong earthquake, 6.1 mag has occurred near Ile Hunter in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -22.0605S, 170.0855WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 205 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (127 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:31:37 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 170.0855 East, latitude -22.0605 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/09/18 / 2018-09-10 19:31:37 / September 10, 2018 @ 7:31 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000hc1x. Event ids that are associated: pt18253001, at00peuu8u, us2000hc1x. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ile Hunter in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 205 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 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 170.0855° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.0605° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 205km 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 2018-09-10 19:31:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-10 19:49:55 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 572 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 2.504 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us2000hc1x Id of event.
Event Code 2000hc1x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18253001,at00peuu8u,us2000hc1x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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