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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Rotorua in New Zealand



Earthquake location -38.294S, 176.2301WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Rotorua in New Zealand. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 00:14:38 / January 11, 2016 @ 12:14 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 160.06 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004de9. Unique identifier: us10004de9. Exact location of earthquake, 176.2301° East, -38.294° South, depth 160.06 km. The temblor was reported at 13:14:38 / 1:14 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cambridge, Whakatane, Tauranga (min 5000 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 17 km S of Rotorua, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.2301° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.294° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 160.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km S of Rotorua, 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 2016-01-11 00:14:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-11 00:31:06 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 298 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 0.694 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us10004de9 Id of event.
Event Code 10004de9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004de9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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