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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 169 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.6653S, 179.478WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 169 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (105 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 179.478 East, latitude -37.6653 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:17:25 / 5:17 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006sp6. Unique identifier: us10006sp6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 05:17:25 / September 26, 2016 @ 5:17 am.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 169 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.478° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.6653° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 169km 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 2016-09-26 05:17:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 07:45:56 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 354 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 0.935 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us10006sp6 Id of event.
Event Code 10006sp6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006sp6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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