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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Opotiki in New Zealand

Earthquake location -38.0705S, 177.8298WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand. Exact location of event, depth 64.97 km, 177.8298° East, -38.0705° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 05:05:38 / February 2, 2017 @ 5:05 am. The temblor was picked up at 17:05:38 / 5:05 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008ftt. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008ftt. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.97 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kawerau, Whakatane, Gisborne (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop).

Each 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 three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 47 km E of Opotiki, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.8298° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.0705° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km E 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 2017-02-02 05:05:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-02 05:28:35 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 0.632 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us20008ftt Id of event.
Event Code 20008ftt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ftt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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