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

Earthquake location -40.0107S, 174.4552WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Patea in New Zealand on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000ecul. Event ids that are associated: us1000ecul. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/05/18 / 2018-05-27 00:54:39 / May 27, 2018 @ 12:54 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120.36 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:54:39 / 12:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 174.4552° East, latitude -40.0107° South, depth = 120.36 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wanganui, Hawera.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km S of Patea, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.4552° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.0107° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 120.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km S of Patea, 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 2018-05-27 00:54:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-23 03:36:06 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 1.076 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us1000ecul Id of event.
Event Code 1000ecul An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ecul, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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