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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Gisborne in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.4042S, 179.1806WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 172 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand (107 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:40:27 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006nnh. Event ids that are associated: us10006nnh. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.1806 East, latitude -37.4042 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/09/16 / 2016-09-09 22:40:27 / September 9, 2016 @ 10:40 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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 eight, in the last 10 days eighty-six, in the past 30 days eighty-six and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 172 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.1806° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.4042° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 172km 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 2016-09-09 22:40:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-30 04:46:31 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 271 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 0.712 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us10006nnh Id of event.
Event Code 10006nnh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006nnh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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