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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Gisborne in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.5218S, 179.263WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 167 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (104 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/09/16 / 2016-09-14 17:55:38 / September 14, 2016 @ 5:55 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 05:55:38 / 5:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 179.263° East, latitude -37.5218° South, depth = 10.87 km. Unique identifier: us10006pix. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006pix. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.87 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 167 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.263° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.5218° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 167km NE 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 2016-09-14 17:55:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-14 18:19:10 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 416 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 0.761 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 214 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 us10006pix Id of event.
Event Code 10006pix An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006pix, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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