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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Raoul Island in New Zealand

Earthquake location -27.7673S, -177.0347WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 186 km NNE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (116 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d8sl. Unique identifier: us2000d8sl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -177.0347 West, latitude -27.7673 South, depth = 60 km. The temblor was reported at 11:32:42 / 11:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/02/18 / 2018-02-18 23:32:42 / February 18, 2018 @ 11:32 pm UTC/GMT.

Each 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 186 km NNE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.0347° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.7673° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 186km NNE of Raoul Island, 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 2018-02-18 23:32:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-04 06:39:57 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 1.669 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 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 us2000d8sl Id of event.
Event Code 2000d8sl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d8sl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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