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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Maketu in New Zealand

Earthquake location -37.0945S, 177.0559WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Maketu in New Zealand. The temblor was picked up at 07:38:18 / 7:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 204.33 km (127 miles). Exact location of event, depth 204.33 km, 177.0559° East, -37.0945° South. Id of earthquake: us10007bi2. Event ids that are associated: us10007bi2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 19:38:18 / November 22, 2016 @ 7:38 pm.

Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 102 km (64 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tauranga, Whakatane.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 91 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.0559° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.0945° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 204.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km NE of Maketu, 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 2016-11-22 19:38:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-22 20:04:17 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 1.1 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us10007bi2 Id of event.
Event Code 10007bi2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007bi2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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