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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 18 km ENE of Christchurch, New Zealand

Earthquake location -43.492S, 172.8517WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Christchurch in New Zealand. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 06:17:41 / February 18, 2016 @ 6:17 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:17:41 / 7:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.13 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 172.8517° East, -43.492° South, depth 11.13 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004qqq. Unique identifier: us10004qqq.

Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kaiapoi, Christchurch (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km ENE of Christchurch, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.8517° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.492° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km ENE 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 2016-02-18 06:17:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-18 07:51:43 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 284 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 0.257 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 170 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 us10004qqq Id of event.
Event Code 10004qqq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004qqq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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