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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Opotiki in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.1332S, 178.9781WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 183 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (114 miles). Exact location of event, depth 16.16 km, 178.9781° East, -37.1332° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 16.16 km (10 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006n2z. Id of event: us10006n2z. Global time and date of event 05/09/16 / 2016-09-05 16:51:48 / September 5, 2016 @ 4:51 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:51:48 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 183 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.9781° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.1332° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 183km NE of Opotiki, 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 16:51:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-29 14:12:28 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 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 326 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 0.685 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 235 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 us10006n2z Id of event.
Event Code 10006n2z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006n2z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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