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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 55 km WNW of Paraparaumu, New Zealand



Earthquake location -40.6805S, 174.4334WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Paraparaumu in New Zealand on Monday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:28:03 / 2:28 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005dwa. Unique identifier: us20005dwa. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/03/16 / 2016-03-27 14:28:03 / March 27, 2016 @ 2:28 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72.62 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 72.62 km, 174.4334° East, -40.6805° South.

Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wellington, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 55 km WNW of Paraparaumu, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.4334° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.6805° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km WNW of Paraparaumu, 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 2016-03-27 14:28:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-20 15:41:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 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 0.66 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 79 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 us20005dwa Id of event.
Event Code 20005dwa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005dwa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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