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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 128 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand

Earthquake location -30.9858S, -177.6554WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 128 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (80 miles) on Tuesday. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:04:38 / 11:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -177.6554 West, latitude -30.9858 South, depth = 42.57 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600042r9. Id of event: us600042r9. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/06/19 / 2019-06-18 23:04:38 / June 18, 2019 @ 11:04 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.57 km (26 miles).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 128 km ENE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.6554° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.9858° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 128km ENE 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 2019-06-18 23:04:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-18 23:48:34 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 1.751 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 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 us600042r9 Id of event.
Event Code 600042r9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600042r9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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