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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Christchurch in New Zealand

Earthquake location -43.55S, 172.51WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Christchurch in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20004v7b. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004v7b. The temblor was detected at 12:24:41 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 172.51 East, latitude -43.55 South, depth = 9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 23:24:41 / January 27, 2016 @ 11:24 pm.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashburton, Kaiapoi, Christchurch. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 10 km (6 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ashburton (c. 30 100 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 10 km W of Christchurch, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.51° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.55° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km W of Christchurch, 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 2016-01-27 23:24:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-28 03:25:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 780 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 259 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 1.26 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 ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20004v7b Id of event.
Event Code 20004v7b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004v7b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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