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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Gisborne in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.4853S, 178.7382WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 144 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand (89 miles) on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 08:00:30 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006kd9. Id of event: us10006kd9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 20:00:30 / September 4, 2016 @ 8:00 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.7382 East, latitude -37.4853 South, depth = 30.27 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.27 km (19 miles).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 144 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.7382° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.4853° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 144km 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 2016-09-04 20:00:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-04 20:21:55 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 400 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 0.351 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 220 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 us10006kd9 Id of event.
Event Code 10006kd9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006kd9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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