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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 50 km S of Opunake, New Zealand



Earthquake location -39.9121S, 173.8302WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Opunake in New Zealand on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cm4h. Unique identifier: us2000cm4h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 227.22 km (141 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:41:12 / 1:41 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 13:41:12 / January 21, 2018 @ 1:41 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 173.8302 East, latitude -39.9121 South, depth = 227.22 km.

Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hawera (min 5000 pop).

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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 50 km S of Opunake, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.8302° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -39.9121° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 227.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km S of Opunake, 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 2018-01-21 13:41:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-21 14:40:10 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 284 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 1.302 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us2000cm4h Id of event.
Event Code 2000cm4h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cm4h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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