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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand



Earthquake location -30.6464S, -177.5247WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 157 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (98 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -177.5247 West, latitude -30.6464 South, depth = 19.35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/03/17 / 2017-03-11 17:10:38 / March 11, 2017 @ 5:10 pm. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:10:38 / 5:10 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100088f7. Unique identifier: us100088f7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.35 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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 two and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 157 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.5247° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.6464° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 157km ENE of L'Esperance Rock, 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 2017-03-11 17:10:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-11 17:32:45 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 3 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 465 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 1.44 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 71 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 us100088f7 Id of event.
Event Code 100088f7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088f7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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