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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Paraparaumu in New Zealand

Earthquake location -40.7359S, 174.4711WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Paraparaumu in New Zealand on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 82.08 km, 174.4711° East, -40.7359° South. Id of earthquake: us10003n93. Event ids that are associated: us10003n93. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 21:20:40 / October 1, 2015 @ 9:20 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 82.08 km (51 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:20:40 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levin, Wellington, Upper Hutt (min 5000 pop).

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 seven 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 50 km WNW of Paraparaumu, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.4711° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.7359° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km WNW of Paraparaumu, 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 2015-10-01 21:20:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-30 03:20:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 271 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 0.598 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us10003n93 Id of event.
Event Code 10003n93 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003n93, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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