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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 183 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand



Earthquake location -32.9777S, -178.1886WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 183 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (114 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -178.1886° West, latitude -32.9777° South, depth = 9.89 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/10/15 / 2015-10-04 09:50:13 / October 4, 2015 @ 9:50 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:50:13 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003nje. Id of event: us10003nje. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.89 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 183 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.1886° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.9777° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 183km 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 2015-10-04 09:50:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-19 06:13:50 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 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 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.397 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 200 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 us10003nje Id of event.
Event Code 10003nje An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003nje, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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