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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag strikes near Christchurch in New Zealand

Earthquake location -43.597S, 172.6887WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Christchurch in New Zealand on Friday. Global time and date of event 19/01/18 / 2018-01-19 11:32:44 / January 19, 2018 @ 11:32 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 24.55 km (15 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:32:44 / 11:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 172.6887° East, -43.597° South, depth 24.55 km. Event id: us2000cl47. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cl47.

Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 8 km (5 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ashburton (c. 30 100 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashburton, Kaiapoi, Christchurch (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km SSE of Christchurch, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.6887° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.597° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SSE of Christchurch, 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 2018-01-19 11:32:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-21 22:12:48 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 211 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 0.112 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000cl47 Id of event.
Event Code 2000cl47 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cl47, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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