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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Christchurch in New Zealand



Earthquake location -43.5841S, 172.803WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Christchurch in New Zealand on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 172.803 East, latitude -43.5841 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004td7. Unique identifier: us10004td7. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 14:32:40 / February 28, 2016 @ 2:32 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:32:40 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Ashburton (c. 30 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashburton, Kaiapoi, Christchurch.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km ESE 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 172.803° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.5841° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km ESE 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 2016-02-28 14:32:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-28 16:14:42 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 0.163 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 171 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 us10004td7 Id of event.
Event Code 10004td7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004td7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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