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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand



Earthquake location -33.2456S, -178.8783WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 197 km S of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (122 miles). Exact location, longitude -178.8783° West, latitude -33.2456° South, depth = 47.9 km. Event id: us1000arkr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000arkr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.9 km (30 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:52:31 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/10/17 / 2017-10-07 13:52:31 / October 7, 2017 @ 1:52 pm UTC/GMT.

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

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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: 197 km S 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 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.8783° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.2456° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 197km S 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 2017-10-07 13:52:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-05 16:17:29 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 4.881 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 232 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 us1000arkr Id of event.
Event Code 1000arkr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000arkr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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