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Major earthquake: M7.4 quake has struck near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand

Earthquake location -30.8171S, -178.0765WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 104 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (65 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 7.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:55:02 / 10:55 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.99 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000417i. Event ids that are associated: at00pt5wzj, us6000417i, pt19166001. Global time and date of event 15/06/19 / 2019-06-15 22:55:02 / June 15, 2019 @ 10:55 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 34.99 km, -178.0765° West, -30.8171° South.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. There are an estimated 15 major 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 104 km NE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.0765° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.8171° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.99 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 104km NE of L'Esperance Rock, 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 2019-06-15 22:55:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-15 23:20:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 8.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.692 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 846 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 ,at,us,pt, 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 1.572 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000417i Id of event.
Event Code 6000417i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00pt5wzj,us6000417i,pt19166001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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