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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 60 km WSW of Wakefield, New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.51S, 172.34WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Wakefield in New Zealand on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20004gwj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004gwj. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:42:41 / 4:42 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/12/15 / 2015-12-13 15:42:41 / December 13, 2015 @ 3:42 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 172.34° East, -41.51° South, depth 6 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nelson, Richmond, Motueka (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km WSW of Wakefield, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.34° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.51° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km WSW of Wakefield, 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 2015-12-13 15:42:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-13 20:55:07 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 0.74 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 us20004gwj Id of event.
Event Code 20004gwj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004gwj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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