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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near the Kermadec Islands



Earthquake location -34.9297S, 179.3599WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Kermadec Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:08:21 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.53 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/16 / 2016-08-19 21:08:21 / August 19, 2016 @ 9:08 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 179.3599° East, latitude -34.9297° South, depth = 148.53 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006ghd. Id of event: us10006ghd.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: South of the Kermadec Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.3599° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -34.9297° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 148.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place South of the Kermadec Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-19 21:08:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-03 04:53:08 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 312 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 2.761 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 202 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 us10006ghd Id of event.
Event Code 10006ghd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006ghd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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