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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Rotorua in New Zealand

Earthquake location -37.9841S, 176.3769WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Rotorua in New Zealand. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005w0t. Unique identifier: us70005w0t. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:28:30 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 176.3769 East, latitude -37.9841 South, depth = 168.5 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 168.5 km (105 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/10/19 / 2019-10-19 17:28:30 / October 19, 2019 @ 5:28 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cambridge, Taupo, Matamata. Epicenter of the event was 38 km (24 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km NE of Rotorua, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.3769° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.9841° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 168.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km NE 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 2019-10-19 17:28:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-19 18:02:11 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 284 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 0.737 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us70005w0t Id of event.
Event Code 70005w0t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005w0t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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