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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Gisborne in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.1905S, 179.2206WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 194 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand (121 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 11:00:12 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 179.2206° East, latitude -37.1905° South, depth = 12.09 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.09 km (8 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 23:00:12 / September 5, 2016 @ 11:00 pm. 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: us10006n3e. Unique identifier: us10006n3e.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days seventy-three, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 194 km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.2206° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.1905° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 194km NNE 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 2016-09-05 23:00:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 23:04:39 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 385 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 0.817 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us10006n3e Id of event.
Event Code 10006n3e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006n3e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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