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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Tairua in New Zealand

Earthquake location -36.7221S, 177.3105WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 134 km ENE of Tairua, New Zealand (83 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/19 / 2019-03-19 08:14:58 / March 19, 2019 @ 8:14 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:14:58 / 8:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.54 km (12 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000jidx. Event ids that are associated: us1000jidx. Exact location of event, depth 18.54 km, 177.3105° East, -36.7221° South.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 134 km ENE of Tairua, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.3105° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -36.7221° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 134km ENE of Tairua, 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 2019-03-19 08:14:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-20 09:16:53 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 1.156 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 214 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 us1000jidx Id of event.
Event Code 1000jidx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jidx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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