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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Opotiki in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.0046S, 179.038WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 195 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (121 miles) on Friday. Exact location, longitude 179.038° East, latitude -37.0046° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10006jpi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jpi. The temblor was reported at 04:53:07 / 4:53 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 earthquake 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 16:53:07 / September 1, 2016 @ 4:53 pm UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 195 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.038° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.0046° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 195km 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 16:53:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-02 17:03:01 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 432 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 0.806 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 100 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 us10006jpi Id of event.
Event Code 10006jpi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jpi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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