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Strong earthquake, 6.1 mag was detected near Waitara in New Zealand

Earthquake location -39.0541S, 174.9766WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Waitara in New Zealand on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 30/10/18 / 2018-10-30 02:13:39 / October 30, 2018 @ 2:13 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 227.28 km (141 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000hiup. Unique identifier: us1000hiup. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:13:39 / 2:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 174.9766° East, -39.0541° South, depth 227.28 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tokoroa, Taupo, Wanganui. Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 120 km (74 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop).

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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes 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. 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: 64 km ESE of Waitara, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.9766° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -39.0541° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 227.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km ESE of Waitara, 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 2018-10-30 02:13:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-30 02:31:15 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 572 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 0.548 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000hiup Id of event.
Event Code 1000hiup An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hiup, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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