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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand

Earthquake location -32.0921S, 179.9244WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 133 km WSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (83 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:54:42 / 4:54 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004zbe. Unique identifier: us20004zbe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 16:54:42 / February 10, 2016 @ 4:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.9244 East, latitude -32.0921 South, depth = 422.22 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 422.22 km (262 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 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: 133 km WSW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.9244° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.0921° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 422.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 133km WSW 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 2016-02-10 16:54:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-10 17:13:49 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 385 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 3.387 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us20004zbe Id of event.
Event Code 20004zbe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zbe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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