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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Masterton in New Zealand



Earthquake location -40.9431S, 175.5044WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Masterton in New Zealand. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005h22. Id of event: us20005h22. Exact location of earthquake, 175.5044° East, -40.9431° South, depth 30.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.36 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/04/16 / 2016-04-11 19:41:06 / April 11, 2016 @ 7:41 pm. The temblor was reported at 07:41:06 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wellington, Palmerston North, Petone (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km W of Masterton, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 175.5044° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.9431° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km W of Masterton, 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 2016-04-11 19:41:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-11 20:06:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 385 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 0.509 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us20005h22 Id of event.
Event Code 20005h22 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005h22, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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