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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Gisborne in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.2521S, 179.0424WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 180 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand (112 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 04:58:36 / September 3, 2016 @ 4:58 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.15 km (8 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:58:36 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.0424 East, latitude -37.2521 South, depth = 12.15 km. Id of earthquake: us10006jvp. Event ids that are associated: us10006jvp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 180 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.0424° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.2521° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 180km NNE 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 2016-09-03 04:58:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-03 05:16:57 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 449 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 0.662 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us10006jvp Id of event.
Event Code 10006jvp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jvp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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