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Light earthquake 4 mag, 232 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.2079S, 179.9257WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 232 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (144 miles). Unique identifier: us10006mrr. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006mrr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 179.9257° East, -37.2079° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/09/16 / 2016-09-04 20:37:44 / September 4, 2016 @ 8:37 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:37:44 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 232 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.9257° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.2079° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 232km 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 2016-09-04 20:37:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-23 20:48:33 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 246 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 1.337 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 257 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 us10006mrr Id of event.
Event Code 10006mrr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006mrr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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