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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, east of the North Island of New Zealand



Earthquake location -35.6008S, -179.5155WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes east of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -179.5155 West, latitude -35.6008 South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:37:33 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 23:37:33 / August 20, 2017 @ 11:37 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aa14. Unique identifier: us2000aa14.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: east of the North Island of 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 -179.5155° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -35.6008° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place east of the North Island of 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 2017-08-20 23:37:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-21 00:02:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 2.627 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us2000aa14 Id of event.
Event Code 2000aa14 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aa14, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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