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Light earthquake 4 mag, 35 km SSE of Wanaka, New Zealand



Earthquake location -45.0054S, 169.2717WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Wanaka in New Zealand. The temblor was reported at 11:21:01 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100095s4. Unique identifier: us100095s4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.2717 East, latitude -45.0054 South, depth = 6.51 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/07/17 / 2017-07-01 23:21:01 / July 1, 2017 @ 11:21 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.51 km (4 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Queenstown (c. 10 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Queenstown (min 5000 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 one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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: 35 km SSE of Wanaka, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.2717° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -45.0054° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km SSE of Wanaka, 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 2017-07-01 23:21:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-01 23:35:10 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 246 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 0.253 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us100095s4 Id of event.
Event Code 100095s4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100095s4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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