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Strong earthquake: M6.6 quake has struck near Auckland Island in New Zealand



Earthquake location -49.5461S, 164.0314WA earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 198 km NW of Auckland Island, New Zealand (123 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Auckland Island in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 18:00:01 / 6:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 164.0314 East, latitude -49.5461 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: at00oswzfz, pt17192000, us100098qm. Unique identifier: us100098qm. Global time and date of event 11/07/17 / 2017-07-11 07:00:01 / July 11, 2017 @ 7:00 am UTC/GMT.

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 198 km NW of Auckland Island, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 164.0314° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -49.5461° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 198km NW of Auckland Island, 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 07:00:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-11 07:38:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 51 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.98 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 1 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 694 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 ,at,pt,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 3.823 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us100098qm Id of event.
Event Code 100098qm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oswzfz,pt17192000,us100098qm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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