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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag has occurred near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand



Earthquake location -32.5504S, -177.5591WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 177 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (110 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.5591 West, latitude -32.5504 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:02:13 / 4:02 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 04:02:13 / September 24, 2016 @ 4:02 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006s8f. Id of event: us10006s8f.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 177 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.5591° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.5504° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 177km SE of L'Esperance Rock, 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 2016-09-24 04:02:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 04:22:28 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 0 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 518 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 3.31 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006s8f Id of event.
Event Code 10006s8f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006s8f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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