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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Te Anau in New Zealand

Earthquake location -44.7725S, 167.426WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Te Anau in New Zealand on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.426 East, latitude -44.7725 South, depth = 15.86 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/10/19 / 2019-10-24 08:53:38 / October 24, 2019 @ 8:53 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.86 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:53:38 / 8:53 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000623p. Id of event: us6000623p.

Earthquake epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Queenstown (c. 10 400 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Queenstown.

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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 75 km NNW of Te Anau, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.426° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -44.7725° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km NNW of Te Anau, 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 2019-10-24 08:53:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-24 09:11:58 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 369 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 0.718 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000623p Id of event.
Event Code 6000623p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000623p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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