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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 23 km WNW of Karori, New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.224S, 174.4697WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Karori in New Zealand. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 10:28:56 / November 12, 2017 @ 10:28 am. The temblor was detected at 22:28:56 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000bm9a. Event ids that are associated: us2000bm9a. Exact location of event, longitude 174.4697 East, latitude -41.224 South, depth = 40.15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.15 km (25 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levin, Otaki, Paraparaumu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop).

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 one and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km WNW of Karori, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.4697° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.224° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km WNW of Karori, 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 2017-11-12 10:28:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-12 10:45:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 312 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 0.146 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000bm9a Id of event.
Event Code 2000bm9a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bm9a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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