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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 25 km NW of Turangi, New Zealand



Earthquake location -38.8259S, 175.7458WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Turangi in New Zealand on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 23:58:49 / March 29, 2017 @ 11:58 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.46 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10008d6g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008d6g. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:58:49 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 175.7458 East, latitude -38.8259 South, depth = 7.46 km.

The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rotorua, Tokoroa, Taupo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 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: 25 km NW of Turangi, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 175.7458° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.8259° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km NW of Turangi, 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 2017-03-29 23:58:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-30 00:47:15 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 326 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 0.673 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us10008d6g Id of event.
Event Code 10008d6g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008d6g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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