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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Amberley in New Zealand

Earthquake location -42.7153S, 172.7402WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand on Monday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:16:06 / 1:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 172.7402 East, latitude -42.7153 South, depth = 17.71 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 01:16:06 / February 20, 2017 @ 1:16 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kul. Id of event: us20008kul. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.71 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Christchurch, Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one 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: 50 km N of Amberley, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.7402° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.7153° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km N 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 2017-02-20 01:16:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-20 03:37:44 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 0.332 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008kul Id of event.
Event Code 20008kul An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kul, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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