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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near the Kermadec Islands

Earthquake location -34.381S, 179.3357WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Kermadec Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 159.91 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 17:59:50 / February 20, 2016 @ 5:59 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 179.3357 East, latitude -34.381 South, depth = 159.91 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:59:50 / 5:59 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rhc. Id of event: us10004rhc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 have been detected 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. 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: South of the Kermadec Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.3357° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -34.381° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 159.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place South of the Kermadec Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-20 17:59:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-23 16:47:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 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 312 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 3.282 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us10004rhc Id of event.
Event Code 10004rhc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004rhc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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