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Strong earthquake 6.2 mag, 219 km NW of Auckland Island, New Zealand



Earthquake location -49.0667S, 164.456WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) strikes 219 km NW of Auckland Island, New Zealand (136 miles) on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us200050ei. Event ids that are associated: us200050ei. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 19:28:04 / February 15, 2016 @ 7:28 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 164.456 East, latitude -49.0667 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 06:28:04 / 6:28 am (local time epicenter). 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 10 km (6 miles).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 219 km NW of Auckland Island, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 164.456° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -49.0667° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 219km NW of Auckland Island, 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 2016-02-15 19:28:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-15 19:45:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 3.69 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 591 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 3.268 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us200050ei Id of event.
Event Code 200050ei An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050ei, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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