Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today


Earthquake breaking news, Moderate World Earthquakes Magnitude 5–5.9

Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand



Earthquake location -30.3701S, -177.4013WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported Kermadec Islands, New Zealand (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.4013 West, latitude -30.3701 South, depth = 3.44 km. Unique identifier: us100088xz. Ids that are associated to the event: us100088xz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.44 km (2 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:16:47 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 18:16:47 / March 14, 2017 @ 6:16 pm UTC/GMT.

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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

How would you describe the shaking?

Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: Kermadec Islands, New Zealand.

Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.



More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.4013° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.3701° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Kermadec Islands, 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 2017-03-14 18:16:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-14 18:38:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 432 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 1.211 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us100088xz Id of event.
Event Code 100088xz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088xz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply