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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Otorohanga in New Zealand

Earthquake location -38.5982S, 175.36WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Otorohanga in New Zealand on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us20004w9l. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004w9l. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 289 km (180 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 00:05:06 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 175.36 East, latitude -38.5982 South, depth = 289 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 11:05:06 / February 1, 2016 @ 11:05 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rotorua, Hamilton, Cambridge (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Hamilton (c. 152 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km SSE of Otorohanga, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 175.36° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.5982° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 289 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km SSE of Otorohanga, 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 2016-02-01 11:05:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-16 07:38:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 780 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 271 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 0.404 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us20004w9l Id of event.
Event Code 20004w9l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004w9l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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