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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Wanaka in New Zealand



Earthquake location -44.53S, 168.87WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Wanaka in New Zealand. Exact location of earthquake, 168.87° East, -44.53° South, depth 3 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 22:14:56 / October 26, 2015 @ 10:14 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 3 km (2 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003rme. Unique identifier: us10003rme. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:14:56 / 11:14 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Queenstown (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Queenstown (c. 10 400 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km NW of Wanaka, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.87° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -44.53° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km NW of Wanaka, 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 2015-10-26 22:14:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-27 03:38:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 780 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 284 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us10003rme Id of event.
Event Code 10003rme An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003rme, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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