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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Opotiki in New Zealand



Earthquake location -37.9351S, 178.1092WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bu8k. Id of event: us2000bu8k. The temblor was detected at 17:24:05 / 5:24 pm (local time epicenter). 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 56.41 km (35 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.1092 East, latitude -37.9351 South, depth = 56.41 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/11/17 / 2017-11-25 05:24:05 / November 25, 2017 @ 5:24 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Whakatane, Gisborne (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 74 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.1092° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.9351° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km ENE of Opotiki, 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 2017-11-25 05:24:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-25 06:04:18 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 354 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 0.403 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us2000bu8k Id of event.
Event Code 2000bu8k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bu8k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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