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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Gisborne in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.4798S, 179.2873WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 172 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (107 miles) on Friday. Exact location, longitude 179.2873° East, latitude -37.4798° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:05:22 / 12:05 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 00:05:22 / September 2, 2016 @ 12:05 am. 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: us10006kh3. Unique identifier: us10006kh3.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-four, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days sixty-five and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 172 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.2873° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.4798° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 172km 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 2016-09-02 00:05:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 22:11:14 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 271 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 0.784 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 251 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 us10006kh3 Id of event.
Event Code 10006kh3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006kh3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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