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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Opotiki in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.1256S, 179.0434WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 188 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (117 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007cmc. Unique identifier: us10007cmc. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:18:38 / 12:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 179.0434° East, -37.1256° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 00:18:38 / November 27, 2016 @ 12:18 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 188 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.0434° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.1256° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 188km 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 2016-11-27 00:18:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-27 00:42:08 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 400 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 0.731 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us10007cmc Id of event.
Event Code 10007cmc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007cmc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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