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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Gisborne in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.3938S, 179.7504WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 207 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (129 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 179.7504 East, latitude -37.3938 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006jbt. Unique identifier: us10006jbt. The temblor was detected at 04:47:12 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 16:47:12 / September 1, 2016 @ 4:47 pm.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 207 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.7504° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.3938° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 207km 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 16:47:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-01 18:07:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.39 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 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 482 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 1.16 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 196 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 us10006jbt Id of event.
Event Code 10006jbt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jbt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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