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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 42 km WNW of Oxford, New Zealand

Earthquake location -43.124S, 171.7146WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Oxford in New Zealand. Exact location of event, longitude 171.7146 East, latitude -43.124 South, depth = 10.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:35:54 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 13:35:54 / February 23, 2017 @ 1:35 pm. Id of earthquake: us20008lsg. Event ids that are associated: us20008lsg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.47 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Christchurch, Ashburton, Greymouth (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ashburton (c. 30 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Greymouth (c. 9 400 pop).

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

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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. 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 WNW of Oxford, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 171.7146° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.124° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km WNW of Oxford, 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 2017-02-23 13:35:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-23 13:51:03 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 340 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 0.311 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us20008lsg Id of event.
Event Code 20008lsg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008lsg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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