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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Nelson in New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.1382S, 173.5548WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Nelson in New Zealand on Sunday. Unique identifier: us2000gb0i. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000gb0i. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:14:43 / 3:14 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 99.45 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 22/07/18 / 2018-07-22 03:14:43 / July 22, 2018 @ 3:14 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.5548 East, latitude -41.1382 South, depth = 99.45 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim, Motueka, Richmond (min 5000 pop).

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 nineteen 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 27 km NE of Nelson, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.5548° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.1382° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km NE of Nelson, 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 2018-07-22 03:14:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-22 03:30:59 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 354 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 0.154 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 27 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 us2000gb0i Id of event.
Event Code 2000gb0i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000gb0i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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