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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Raoul Island in New Zealand

Earthquake location -28.0429S, -176.9616WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 163 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand (101 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.07 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 20:58:26 / September 18, 2018 @ 8:58 pm UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:58:26 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -176.9616° West, -28.0429° South, depth 58.07 km. Id of earthquake: us2000hgsw. Event ids that are associated: us2000hgsw.

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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 163 km NE of Raoul Island, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -176.9616° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.0429° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 163km NE 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 2018-09-18 20:58:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-18 21:18:42 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 385 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 1.468 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us2000hgsw Id of event.
Event Code 2000hgsw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hgsw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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