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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Raoul Island in New Zealand



Earthquake location -30.2864S, -177.6886WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 114 km S of Raoul Island, New Zealand (71 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006tpm. Event ids that are associated: us10006tpm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.6886 West, latitude -30.2864 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 29/09/16 / 2016-09-29 01:34:03 / September 29, 2016 @ 1:34 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:34:03 / 1:34 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 114 km S of Raoul Island, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.6886° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.2864° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 114km S of Raoul Island, 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 2016-09-29 01:34:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-29 02:06:09 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 432 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 1.058 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us10006tpm Id of event.
Event Code 10006tpm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006tpm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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