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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 54 km ESE of Waitara, New Zealand

Earthquake location -39.0736S, 174.8498WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Waitara in New Zealand on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:54:50 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/10/17 / 2017-10-09 15:54:50 / October 9, 2017 @ 3:54 pm. Exact location of event, depth 227.04 km, 174.8498° East, -39.0736° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 227.04 km (141 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000b32a. Unique identifier: us2000b32a.

Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wanganui, Hawera, New Plymouth (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 54 km ESE of Waitara, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.8498° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -39.0736° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 227.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km ESE of Waitara, 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 2017-10-09 15:54:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-10 19:44:02 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 0.559 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 94 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 us2000b32a Id of event.
Event Code 2000b32a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000b32a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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