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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Rotorua in New Zealand

Earthquake location -38.1028S, 176.1553WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Rotorua in New Zealand. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 176.1553 East, latitude -38.1028 South, depth = 193.93 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/09/19 / 2019-09-18 18:35:03 / September 18, 2019 @ 6:35 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 193.93 km (121 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005lr4. Id of event: us70005lr4. The temblor was picked up at 06:35:03 / 6:35 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hamilton, Whakatane, Cambridge (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Hamilton (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km WNW of Rotorua, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.1553° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.1028° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 193.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km WNW of Rotorua, 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 2019-09-18 18:35:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-30 16:58:13 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 271 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 0.636 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 157 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 us70005lr4 Id of event.
Event Code 70005lr4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005lr4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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