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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Opotiki in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.1925S, 179.075WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 186 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand (116 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006jpd. Unique identifier: us10006jpd. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.075 East, latitude -37.1925 South, depth = 9.78 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:51:31 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.78 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 01/09/16 / 2016-09-01 16:51:31 / September 1, 2016 @ 4:51 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 186 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.075° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.1925° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 186km ENE 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 16:51:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-02 16:36:54 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 0.714 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us10006jpd Id of event.
Event Code 10006jpd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jpd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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