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Moderate earthquake: M5.7 quake has struck near Opotiki in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.0814S, 178.9133WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 181 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (112 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.9133 East, latitude -37.0814 South, depth = 10.02 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.02 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 17:01:08 / September 1, 2016 @ 5:01 pm. The temblor was detected at 05:01:08 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006jc0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006jc0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days nine 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. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 181 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.9133° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.0814° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 181km NE of Opotiki, 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 17:01:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-01 18:03:36 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 3.79 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 500 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 0.681 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 38 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 us10006jc0 Id of event.
Event Code 10006jc0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jc0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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