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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 45 km ENE of Castlepoint, New Zealand



Earthquake location -40.76S, 176.7248WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Castlepoint in New Zealand. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 00:07:53 / January 4, 2016 @ 12:07 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004b3a. Id of event: us10004b3a. The temblor was picked up at 12:07:53 / 12:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 176.7248 East, latitude -40.76 South, depth = 25.45 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.45 km (16 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Masterton (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 45 km ENE of Castlepoint, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.7248° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.76° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km ENE of Castlepoint, 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 2016-01-04 00:07:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-04 00:29:29 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 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 326 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 0.372 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 203 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 us10004b3a Id of event.
Event Code 10004b3a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004b3a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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