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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand



Earthquake location -31.7425S, -178.5278WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 49 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (30 miles). Unique identifier: us2000a5ic. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a5ic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 13:24:04 / August 7, 2017 @ 1:24 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -178.5278° West, -31.7425° South. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:24:04 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 49 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.5278° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.7425° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km SE 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 2017-08-07 13:24:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-07 14:19:57 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 400 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 2.542 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 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 us2000a5ic Id of event.
Event Code 2000a5ic An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a5ic, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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