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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Riverton in New Zealand

Earthquake location -47.3089S, 165.7501WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 203 km WSW of Riverton, New Zealand (126 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:28:17 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 165.7501° East, latitude -47.3089° South, depth = 15.44 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 15.44 km (10 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004r1y. Id of event: us10004r1y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 18:28:17 / February 16, 2016 @ 6:28 pm.

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 one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 203 km WSW of Riverton, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 165.7501° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -47.3089° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 203km WSW of Riverton, 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 2016-02-16 18:28:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-19 18:32:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 1.31 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004r1y Id of event.
Event Code 10004r1y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004r1y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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