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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Paraparaumu in New Zealand



Earthquake location -40.8876S, 174.6679WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Paraparaumu in New Zealand on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 52.97 km (33 miles). Global time and date of event 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 08:31:11 / November 27, 2016 @ 8:31 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 52.97 km, 174.6679° East, -40.8876° South. Id of earthquake: us10007cpp. Event ids that are associated: us10007cpp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:31:11 / 8:31 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim, Masterton, Levin (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 29 km W of Paraparaumu, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.6679° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.8876° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km W of Paraparaumu, 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 2016-11-27 08:31:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-27 09:18:40 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 0.421 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us10007cpp Id of event.
Event Code 10007cpp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007cpp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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