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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Ile Hunter in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -22.0846S, 173.1524WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 118 km ENE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (73 miles) on Thursday. Unique identifier: us70006r3m. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006r3m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 173.1524 East, latitude -22.0846 South, depth = 59.95 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.95 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:21:35 / 2:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/12/19 / 2019-12-26 02:21:35 / December 26, 2019 @ 2:21 am.

In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 118 km ENE of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.1524° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.0846° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 118km ENE 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 2019-12-26 02:21:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-26 02:39:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 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 465 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 5.308 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us70006r3m Id of event.
Event Code 70006r3m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006r3m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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