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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Raoul Island in New Zealand



Earthquake location -30.1245S, -178.1075WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 97 km SSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand (60 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 21:42:08 / October 17, 2015 @ 9:42 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:42:08 / 9:42 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003pex. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003pex. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 111.74 km (69 miles). Exact location of event, depth 111.74 km, -178.1075° West, -30.1245° South.

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 fourty-eight 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 97 km SSW of Raoul Island, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.1075° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.1245° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 97km SSW of Raoul Island, 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 2015-10-17 21:42:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-17 22:04:39 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 340 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 0.89 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us10003pex Id of event.
Event Code 10003pex An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003pex, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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