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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Waipawa in New Zealand



Earthquake location -41.7121S, 175.3898WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Waipawa in New Zealand on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 175.3898° East, latitude -41.7121° South, depth = 15.07 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:57:58 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 10:57:58 / April 9, 2017 @ 10:57 am. Unique identifier: us10008g1e. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008g1e. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.07 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Masterton, Porirua, Upper Hutt.

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

Questions or comments?

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: 34 km SSW of Waipawa, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 175.3898° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.7121° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SSW of Waipawa, 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 2017-04-09 10:57:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-09 13:19:05 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 271 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 0.175 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us10008g1e Id of event.
Event Code 10008g1e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008g1e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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