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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand



Earthquake location -31.8751S, -178.5477WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 59 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (37 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/07/17 / 2017-07-22 20:34:46 / July 22, 2017 @ 8:34 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.5477 West, latitude -31.8751 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 08:34:46 / 8:34 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000a1q8. Event ids that are associated: us2000a1q8. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 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 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.5477° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.8751° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km 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 2017-07-22 20:34:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-09 05:48:30 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 298 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 7.653 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 257 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 us2000a1q8 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a1q8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a1q8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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