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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 38 km NNW of Waiouru, New Zealand

Earthquake location -39.1868S, 175.4279WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Waiouru in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93.74 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:47:44 / 7:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/06/19 / 2019-06-06 19:47:44 / June 6, 2019 @ 7:47 pm. Exact location of event, depth 93.74 km, 175.4279° East, -39.1868° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us600040c3. Ids that are associated to the event: us600040c3.

Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wanganui, Taupo.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 38 km NNW of Waiouru, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 175.4279° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -39.1868° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km NNW of Waiouru, 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 2019-06-06 19:47:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-20 21:35:59 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 340 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 0.807 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us600040c3 Id of event.
Event Code 600040c3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600040c3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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