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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Kaikoura in New Zealand



Earthquake location -42.1726S, 173.6947WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008e2p. Unique identifier: us10008e2p. 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: 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 14:58:00 / April 3, 2017 @ 2:58 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.59 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.6947 East, latitude -42.1726 South, depth = 15.59 km. The temblor was picked up at 02:58:00 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 26 km N of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.6947° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.1726° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km N of Kaikoura, 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 2017-04-03 14:58:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-03 15:32:58 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 246 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 0.094 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us10008e2p Id of event.
Event Code 10008e2p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008e2p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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