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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Gisborne in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.8707S, 178.7376WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 108 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (67 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 06:20:15 / September 23, 2016 @ 6:20 am. Exact location of event, longitude 178.7376 East, latitude -37.8707 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:20:15 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006rwf. Unique identifier: us10006rwf.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 108 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.7376° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.8707° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 108km 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 2016-09-23 06:20:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-23 07:32:29 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 284 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 0.46 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us10006rwf Id of event.
Event Code 10006rwf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rwf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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