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Major earthquake: M7.5 quake has struck near Tadine in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -21.9685S, 169.4464WA major earthquake magnitude 7.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 168 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia (104 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 04:18:08 / December 5, 2018 @ 4:18 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 169.4464° East, -21.9685° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tadine in New Caledonia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt18339001, at00pj8xaa, us1000i2gt. Id of event: us1000i2gt. The 7.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:18:08 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 168 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.4464° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.9685° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 168km 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 2018-12-05 04:18:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-05 04:39:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 867 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 2.788 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 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 us1000i2gt Id of event.
Event Code 1000i2gt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18339001,at00pj8xaa,us1000i2gt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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