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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Wakefield in New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.6192S, 173.1245WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Wakefield in New Zealand. The temblor was reported at 04:13:54 / 4:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008j0t. Unique identifier: us10008j0t. Exact location of earthquake, 173.1245° East, -41.6192° South, depth 12.63 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 16:13:54 / April 19, 2017 @ 4:13 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.63 km (8 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim, Motueka, Nelson (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop).

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 four and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 25 km SSE of Wakefield, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.1245° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.6192° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km SSE of Wakefield, 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 16:13:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-27 04:02:18 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 284 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 0.217 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us10008j0t Id of event.
Event Code 10008j0t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008j0t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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