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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake strikes near Otaki in New Zealand

Earthquake location -40.46S, 174.46WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (mg/mb) was reported Friday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Otaki in New Zealand. The temblor was reported at 16:58:46 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 34 km (21 miles). Global time of event 13/03/15 / 2015-03-13 04:58:46 / March 13, 2015 @ 4:58 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 174.46 East, latitude -40.46 South, depth 34 km, unique identifier, us10001m1m.

Close countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lower Hutt, Petone, Upper Hutt.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.46° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.46° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km WNW of Otaki, New Zealand Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-03-13 04:58:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-04-02 01:42:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 284 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10001m1m Id of event.
Event Code 10001m1m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10001m1m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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