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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Blenheim in New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.5589S, 174.3113WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. Event id: us2000cqse. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cqse. 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 22.62 km (14 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.3113 East, latitude -41.5589 South, depth = 22.62 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/01/18 / 2018-01-28 23:56:18 / January 28, 2018 @ 11:56 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:56:18 / 11:56 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (31 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Richmond, Paraparaumu, Nelson. Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 30 km E of Blenheim, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.3113° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.5589° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km E of Blenheim, 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 2018-01-28 23:56:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-29 00:23:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 326 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 0.203 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us2000cqse Id of event.
Event Code 2000cqse An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cqse, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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