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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 13 km E of Tokoroa, New Zealand



Earthquake location -38.2138S, 176.0145WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Tokoroa in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 17:00:44 / January 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 197.25 km (123 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 176.0145° East, -38.2138° South, depth 197.25 km. Id of earthquake: us2000cm57. Event ids that are associated: us2000cm57. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:00:44 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Whakatane, Hamilton, Cambridge (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Hamilton (c. 152 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop).

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. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 13 km E of Tokoroa, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.0145° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.2138° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 197.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km E of Tokoroa, 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 17:00:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-21 17:19:43 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 298 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 0.629 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us2000cm57 Id of event.
Event Code 2000cm57 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cm57, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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