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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 47 km E of Napier, New Zealand

Earthquake location -39.4964S, 177.4736WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Napier in New Zealand on Friday. Global time and date of event 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 16:53:46 / March 2, 2017 @ 4:53 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us100086id. Unique identifier: us100086id. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:53:46 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.4736 East, latitude -39.4964 South, depth = 15.78 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.78 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hastings, Taradale, Napier (min 5000 pop).

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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 47 km E of Napier, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.4736° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -39.4964° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km E of Napier, 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 2017-03-02 16:53:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-02 18:39:40 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 0.829 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 193 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 us100086id Id of event.
Event Code 100086id An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100086id, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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