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Major earthquake, 7.1 mag was detected near Gisborne in New Zealand

Earthquake location -37.461S, 179.182WA major earthquake magnitude 7.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 167 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (104 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:37:58 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006jbi. Event ids that are associated: at00ocu3ja, pt16245050, us10006jbi. Exact location of earthquake, 179.182° East, -37.461° South, depth 30.71 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 16:37:58 / September 1, 2016 @ 4:37 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Gisborne in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.71 km (19 miles).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 167 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.182° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.461° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 167km NE of Gisborne, 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 2016-09-01 16:37:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-01 17:07:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 67 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.32 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 809 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 ,at,pt,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 0.703 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006jbi Id of event.
Event Code 10006jbi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ocu3ja,pt16245050,us10006jbi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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