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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand



Earthquake location -30.9636S, -178.5159WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 63 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (39 miles). Global time and date of event 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 08:26:21 / January 21, 2016 @ 8:26 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 117.14 km (73 miles). Event id: us10004g0a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g0a. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.5159 West, latitude -30.9636 South, depth = 117.14 km. The temblor was detected at 20:26:21 / 8:26 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 63 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.5159° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.9636° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km 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 2016-01-21 08:26:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-21 08:43:28 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 432 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 1.786 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us10004g0a Id of event.
Event Code 10004g0a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004g0a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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