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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Brooklyn in New Zealand



Earthquake location -41.6574S, 174.5204WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Brooklyn in New Zealand. Exact location of event, longitude 174.5204 East, latitude -41.6574 South, depth = 24.17 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.17 km (15 miles). Id of earthquake: us10007ngm. Event ids that are associated: us10007ngm. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/12/16 / 2016-12-29 02:34:34 / December 29, 2016 @ 2:34 am. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:34:34 / 2:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paraparaumu, Upper Hutt, Porirua.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 42 km SSW of Brooklyn, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.5204° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.6574° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SSW of Brooklyn, 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 2016-12-29 02:34:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-29 02:52:10 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 416 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 0.247 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us10007ngm Id of event.
Event Code 10007ngm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ngm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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