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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Amberley in New Zealand

Earthquake location -42.7684S, 172.9851WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand. Exact location of event, longitude 172.9851 East, latitude -42.7684 South, depth = 8.17 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.17 km (5 miles). Unique identifier: us100077fe. Ids that are associated to the event: us100077fe. 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: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 12:15:58 / November 13, 2016 @ 12:15 pm. The temblor was reported at 00:15:58 / 12:15 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Christchurch, Kaiapoi.

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

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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: 48 km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.9851° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.7684° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km NNE of Amberley, 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 2016-11-13 12:15:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-29 08:07:04 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 369 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 0.525 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 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 us100077fe Id of event.
Event Code 100077fe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077fe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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