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Major earthquake: M7.2 quake has struck near Gisborne in New Zealand

Earthquake location -37.5S, 178.8WA major earthquake magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 145 kilometers (90 miles) from Gisborne in New Zealand. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 159 km (99 miles). The 7.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:37:57 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Gisborne in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 16:37:57 / September 1, 2016 @ 4:37 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: at00ocu3ja, pt16245050. Unique identifier: at00ocu3ja. Exact location of earthquake, 178.8° East, -37.5° South, depth 159 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gisborne (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 146 km (91 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 145 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.8° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.5° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 159 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 145km NNE 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 16:37:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-01 16:51:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 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 802 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 18 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 197.99998416 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00ocu3ja Id of event.
Event Code 00ocu3ja An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ocu3ja,pt16245050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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