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Strong earthquake, 6.5 mag was detected near Tadine in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -21.8S, 169.7WA earthquake with magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) was reported 190 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia (118 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Tadine in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: at00pgo1b1. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18289050, at00pgo1b1. The temblor was reported at 11:28:06 / 11:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 169.7° East, latitude -21.8° South, depth = 33 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/10/18 / 2018-10-16 00:28:06 / October 16, 2018 @ 12:28 am UTC/GMT.

There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 190 km E of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.7° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.8° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 190km 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 2018-10-16 00:28:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-16 00:37:49 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 650 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 41 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.334897 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 7.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89.999992800001 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00pgo1b1 Id of event.
Event Code 00pgo1b1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18289050,at00pgo1b1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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