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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand

Earthquake location -33.6815S, -179.1358WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 250 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (155 miles). Exact location of event, depth 34.39 km, -179.1358° West, -33.6815° South. Unique identifier: us100076n3. Ids that are associated to the event: us100076n3. 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 34.39 km (21 miles). Global time and date of event 03/11/16 / 2016-11-03 00:21:38 / November 3, 2016 @ 12:21 am UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:21:38 / 12:21 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 250 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -179.1358° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.6815° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 250km S of L'Esperance Rock, 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 2016-11-03 00:21:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-26 06:33:28 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 284 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 4.396 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 us100076n3 Id of event.
Event Code 100076n3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100076n3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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