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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Wanganui in New Zealand

Earthquake location -39.907S, 175.1466WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Wanganui in New Zealand on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000bhr2. Event ids that are associated: us2000bhr2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/11/17 / 2017-11-03 14:02:21 / November 3, 2017 @ 2:02 pm UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:02:21 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 175.1466° East, -39.907° South, depth 27 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hawera, Levin, Palmerston North (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km ENE of Wanganui, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 175.1466° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -39.907° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ENE of Wanganui, 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 2017-11-03 14:02:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-13 09:01:28 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 246 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 0.822 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 78 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 us2000bhr2 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bhr2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bhr2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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