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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Gisborne in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.5233S, 179.0292WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 154 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (96 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 22.42 km (14 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jir. Id of event: us10006jir. The temblor was detected at 12:36:49 / 12:36 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 00:36:49 / September 2, 2016 @ 12:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 179.0292 East, latitude -37.5233 South, depth = 22.42 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 154 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.0292° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.5233° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 154km 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 2016-09-02 00:36:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-02 00:55:24 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 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 354 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 0.575 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 170 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 us10006jir Id of event.
Event Code 10006jir An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jir, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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