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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 77 km NNE of Opotiki, New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.5026S, 177.7638WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008mdp. Unique identifier: us10008mdp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 08:28:40 / May 1, 2017 @ 8:28 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.7638 East, latitude -37.5026 South, depth = 148.25 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:28:40 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.25 km (92 miles).

Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Whakatane.

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

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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. 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: 77 km NNE of Opotiki, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.7638° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.5026° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 148.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km NNE of Opotiki, 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 2017-05-01 08:28:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-01 12:42:43 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 0.435 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us10008mdp Id of event.
Event Code 10008mdp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008mdp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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