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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Waiouru in New Zealand

Earthquake location -39.4141S, 175.9446WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Waiouru in New Zealand on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 18:42:11 / 6:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 54.74 km (34 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 54.74 km, 175.9446° East, -39.4141° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/11/15 / 2015-11-01 05:42:11 / November 1, 2015 @ 5:42 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000415p. Unique identifier: us2000415p.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmerston North, Wanganui, Napier (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 109 km (67 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 25 km ENE of Waiouru, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 175.9446° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -39.4141° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km ENE of Waiouru, 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 2015-11-01 05:42:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-01 06:09:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 780 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 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 434 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 0.492 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us2000415p Id of event.
Event Code 2000415p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000415p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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