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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Vao in New Caledonia

Earthquake location -23.6721S, 170.1728WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 295 km ESE of Vao, New Caledonia (183 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 170.1728 East, latitude -23.6721 South, depth = 15.02 km. Unique identifier: us7000mqr8. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000mqr8. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:22:35 / 12:22 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/24 / 2024-05-31 12:22:35 / May 31, 2024 @ 12:22 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.02 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 295 km ESE of Vao, New Caledonia. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 170.1728° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.6721° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 295 km ESE of Vao, 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 2024-05-31 12:22:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-11 12:10:13 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 326 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 16 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.722 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 103 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 us7000mqr8 Id of event.
Event Code 7000mqr8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mqr8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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