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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand



Earthquake location -32.9628S, -177.9731WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 190 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (118 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -177.9731° West, -32.9628° South. The temblor was reported at 15:32:08 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/09/15 / 2015-09-21 03:32:08 / September 21, 2015 @ 3:32 am. Id of earthquake: us10003l8y. Event ids that are associated: us10003l8y.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 190 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.9731° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.9628° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 190km SSE 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 2015-09-21 03:32:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-09 04:09:20 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 298 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 3.706 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us10003l8y Id of event.
Event Code 10003l8y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003l8y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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