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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Opotiki in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.1888S, 178.8866WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 172 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (107 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.78 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.8866 East, latitude -37.1888 South, depth = 18.78 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/10/16 / 2016-10-08 22:24:29 / October 8, 2016 @ 10:24 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:24:29 / 10:24 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20007e3m. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007e3m.

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

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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 Opotiki, 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 178.8866° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.1888° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 172km 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 2016-10-08 22:24:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-04 05:40:08 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 0.593 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 239 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 us20007e3m Id of event.
Event Code 20007e3m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007e3m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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