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Strong earthquake, 6 mag strikes near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand

Earthquake location -31.1009S, 179.9508WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 115 km WNW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (71 miles). Exact location, longitude 179.9508° East, latitude -31.1009° South, depth = 392.32 km. Unique identifier: us1000954z. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000954z. The 6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:03:10 / 7:03 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 392.32 km (244 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/06/17 / 2017-06-29 07:03:10 / June 29, 2017 @ 7:03 am.

Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 115 km WNW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.9508° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.1009° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 392.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 115km WNW of L'Esperance Rock, 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 2017-06-29 07:03:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-29 07:25:05 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 2.31 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 554 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 2.606 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000954z Id of event.
Event Code 1000954z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000954z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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