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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Wanganui in New Zealand

Earthquake location -39.9971S, 174.8638WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Wanganui in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 174.8638 East, latitude -39.9971 South, depth = 92.89 km. The temblor was reported at 11:33:38 / 11:33 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000bj4j. Unique identifier: us1000bj4j. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.89 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/11/17 / 2017-11-29 23:33:38 / November 29, 2017 @ 11:33 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otaki, Levin, Palmerston North (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Otaki (c. 6 100 pop).

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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 17 km WSW of Wanganui, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.8638° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -39.9971° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 92.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km WSW 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 2017-11-29 23:33:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-29 23:57:06 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 340 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 0.858 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us1000bj4j Id of event.
Event Code 1000bj4j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bj4j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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