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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand

Earthquake location -33.3049S, -178.6433WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 208 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (129 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.6433 West, latitude -33.3049 South, depth = 28.42 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20003nxy. Unique identifier: us20003nxy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/09/15 / 2015-09-13 01:45:49 / September 13, 2015 @ 1:45 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 28.42 km (18 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:45:49 / 1:45 pm (local time epicenter).

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 eight, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 208 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.6433° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.3049° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 208km S of L'Esperance Rock, 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 2015-09-13 01:45:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-02 00:25:15 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 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 4.923 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 189 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 us20003nxy Id of event.
Event Code 20003nxy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003nxy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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