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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Patea in New Zealand

Earthquake location -40.3268S, 174.4234WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Patea in New Zealand. Unique identifier: us20008hmz. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008hmz. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/17 / 2017-02-04 10:29:09 / February 4, 2017 @ 10:29 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:29:09 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 174.4234° East, latitude -40.3268° South, depth = 93.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 93.47 km (58 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Porirua, Hawera, Paraparaumu. Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Otaki (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 63 km S of Patea, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.4234° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.3268° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km S of Patea, 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 2017-02-04 10:29:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-04 10:50:18 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 326 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 0.889 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us20008hmz Id of event.
Event Code 20008hmz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008hmz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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