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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Brooklyn in New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.6372S, 174.4826WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Brooklyn in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:24:01 / 9:24 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004wmc. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004wmc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.64 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/16 / 2016-03-10 20:24:01 / March 10, 2016 @ 8:24 pm. Exact location of event, depth 21.64 km, 174.4826° East, -41.6372° South.

Event epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paraparaumu, Upper Hutt, Porirua (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 42 km SSW of Brooklyn, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.4826° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.6372° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SSW of Brooklyn, 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 2016-03-10 20:24:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-05 22:05:40 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 0.23 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us10004wmc Id of event.
Event Code 10004wmc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004wmc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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