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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand

Earthquake location -33.1835S, -178.9844WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 194 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (121 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:38:12 / 11:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/03/17 / 2017-03-19 11:38:12 / March 19, 2017 @ 11:38 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.79 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008t5r. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008t5r. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.9844 West, latitude -33.1835 South, depth = 13.79 km.

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 thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 194 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.9844° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.1835° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 194km S 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 2017-03-19 11:38:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-19 11:56:19 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 400 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 4.028 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us20008t5r Id of event.
Event Code 20008t5r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008t5r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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