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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Waiouru in New Zealand

Earthquake location -39.6706S, 175.9616WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Waiouru in New Zealand. Event id: us2000b0gr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000b0gr. The epicenter was at a depth of 78.62 km (49 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:19:43 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/17 / 2017-10-03 14:19:43 / October 3, 2017 @ 2:19 pm. Exact location, longitude 175.9616° East, latitude -39.6706° South, depth = 78.62 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Napier, Wanganui, Palmerston North (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 32 km SE of Waiouru, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 175.9616° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -39.6706° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km SE of Waiouru, 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 2017-10-03 14:19:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-03 15:14:43 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 326 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 0.65 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us2000b0gr Id of event.
Event Code 2000b0gr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000b0gr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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