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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Masterton in New Zealand

Earthquake location -40.9578S, 175.5112WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Masterton in New Zealand on Monday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:43:46 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 13:43:46 / February 25, 2018 @ 1:43 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.18 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000d7nv. Event ids that are associated: us2000d7nv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 175.5112 East, latitude -40.9578 South, depth = 29.18 km.

Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wellington, Palmerston North, Petone.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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 twelve 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km W of Masterton, 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 175.5112° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.9578° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km W of Masterton, 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 2018-02-25 13:43:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-25 14:14:58 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 0.301 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us2000d7nv Id of event.
Event Code 2000d7nv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d7nv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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