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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Ile Hunter in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -22.3025S, 171.3007WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 77 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia (48 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 19:22:55 / January 21, 2020 @ 7:22 pm. Unique identifier: us60007lgn. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007lgn. Exact location of event, longitude 171.3007 East, latitude -22.3025 South, depth = 79.84 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:22:55 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79.84 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 77 km W of Ile Hunter, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 171.3007° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.3025° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km 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 2020-01-21 19:22:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-20 15:29:40 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 312 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 3.145 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 207 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60007lgn Id of event.
Event Code 60007lgn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007lgn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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