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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Palmerston North in New Zealand

Earthquake location -40.2999S, 176.3748WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Palmerston North in New Zealand. Exact location, longitude 176.3748° East, latitude -40.2999° South, depth = 31.06 km. Event id: us10005gbp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gbp. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.06 km (19 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:40:17 / 12:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/16 / 2016-05-01 00:40:17 / May 1, 2016 @ 12:40 am.

The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Masterton, Taradale, Hastings (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km E of Palmerston North, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.3748° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.2999° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km E of Palmerston North, 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 2016-05-01 00:40:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-28 03:19:57 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 298 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 0.391 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us10005gbp Id of event.
Event Code 10005gbp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005gbp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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