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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Raoul Island in New Zealand

Earthquake location -28.5533S, -178.6568WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 108 km NW of Raoul Island, New Zealand (67 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 05:31:11 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -178.6568 West, latitude -28.5533 South, depth = 388.66 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 388.66 km (242 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/07/17 / 2017-07-01 17:31:11 / July 1, 2017 @ 5:31 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us100097sx. Unique identifier: us100097sx.

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 108 km NW of Raoul Island, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.6568° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.5533° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 388.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 108km NW of Raoul 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 2017-07-01 17:31:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-28 21:51:08 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 271 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 0.939 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us100097sx Id of event.
Event Code 100097sx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100097sx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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