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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Gisborne in New Zealand

Earthquake location -38.7039S, 177.8798WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Gisborne in New Zealand on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ivz. Id of event: us10008ivz. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.65 km (18 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 03:08:39 / April 19, 2017 @ 3:08 am. Exact location of event, longitude 177.8798 East, latitude -38.7039 South, depth = 28.65 km. The temblor was reported at 15:08:39 / 3:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gisborne.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 12 km WSW of Gisborne, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.8798° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.7039° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km WSW of Gisborne, 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 2017-04-19 03:08:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-19 03:37:25 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 0.709 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us10008ivz Id of event.
Event Code 10008ivz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ivz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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