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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Blenheim in New Zealand



Earthquake location -41.7408S, 174.2335WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 11/07/17 / 2017-07-11 15:05:27 / July 11, 2017 @ 3:05 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:05:27 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100098uw. Ids that are associated to the event: us100098uw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 174.2335 East, latitude -41.7408 South, depth = 15.4 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.4 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Porirua, Lower Hutt, Petone.

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 two hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.2335° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.7408° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SE of Blenheim, 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 2017-07-11 15:05:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-11 16:17:11 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 0.016 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us100098uw Id of event.
Event Code 100098uw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100098uw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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