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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Amberley in New Zealand

Earthquake location -42.9879S, 172.9245WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007bd7. Id of event: us10007bd7. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:42:58 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 172.9245° East, latitude -42.9879° South, depth = 9.68 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.68 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 08:42:58 / November 22, 2016 @ 8:42 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Christchurch, Kaiapoi. Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 25 km NE of Amberley, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.9245° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.9879° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km NE 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 2016-11-22 08:42:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-06 07:12:51 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 312 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 0.083 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us10007bd7 Id of event.
Event Code 10007bd7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007bd7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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