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Moderate earthquake 5.5 mag, 14 km E of Raoul Island, New Zealand



Earthquake location -29.2741S, -177.7541WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 14 km E of Raoul Island, New Zealand (9 miles). Id of earthquake: us10003rbc. Event ids that are associated: us10003rbc. Exact location, longitude -177.7541° West, latitude -29.2741° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/10/15 / 2015-10-25 14:58:57 / October 25, 2015 @ 2:58 pm. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:58:57 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 14 km E of Raoul Island, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.7541° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.2741° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km E 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 2015-10-25 14:58:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-25 15:28:48 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 6.5 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 465 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 0.155 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us10003rbc Id of event.
Event Code 10003rbc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003rbc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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