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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Opotiki in New Zealand

Earthquake location -37.94S, 177.73WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand. Exact location of earthquake, 177.73° East, -37.94° South, depth 54.14 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007uvw. Unique identifier: us10007uvw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.14 km (34 miles). The temblor was picked up at 09:00:15 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 21:00:15 / January 22, 2017 @ 9:00 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kawerau, Gisborne, Whakatane. Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 42 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.73° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.94° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km ENE 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 2017-01-22 21:00:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-22 21:34:41 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 4 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 449 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 0.592 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us10007uvw Id of event.
Event Code 10007uvw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007uvw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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