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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Tadine in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -21.3864S, 168.6711WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Tadine in New Caledonia. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 17.1 km (11 miles). Global time and date of event 15/11/20 / 2020-11-15 02:59:38 / November 15, 2020 @ 2:59 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000cpxl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000cpxl. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.6711 East, latitude -21.3864 South, depth = 17.1 km. The temblor was detected at 02:59:38 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tadine (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Tadine (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Caledonia (c. 216 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 83 km ENE of Tadine, New Caledonia. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.6711° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.3864° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83 km ENE 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 2020-11-15 02:59:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-19 03:16:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 259 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 0.604 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 205 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 us6000cpxl Id of event.
Event Code 6000cpxl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cpxl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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