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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand

Earthquake location -30.6519S, -177.9101WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 128 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (80 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.4 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 04:22:23 / 4:22 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100049ah. Id of event: us100049ah. Exact location of event, longitude -177.9101 West, latitude -30.6519 South, depth = 31.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/12/15 / 2015-12-22 16:22:23 / December 22, 2015 @ 4:22 pm.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 128 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.9101° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.6519° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 128km NE of L'Esperance Rock, 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 2015-12-22 16:22:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-20 17:44:38 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 1.402 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us100049ah Id of event.
Event Code 100049ah An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100049ah, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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