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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Taupo in New Zealand

Earthquake location -38.8319S, 176.3535WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Taupo in New Zealand. Global time and date of event 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 00:20:23 / April 15, 2016 @ 12:20 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005kyn. Unique identifier: us20005kyn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.17 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 176.3535 East, latitude -38.8319 South, depth = 86.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:20:23 / 12:20 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taradale, Napier, Kawerau. Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

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 one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 28 km SE of Taupo, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.3535° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.8319° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SE of Taupo, 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 2016-04-15 00:20:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-23 23:35:24 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 0.35 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us20005kyn Id of event.
Event Code 20005kyn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005kyn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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