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Moderate earthquake: M5.8 quake has struck near Whakatane in New Zealand

Earthquake location -37.5376S, 177.2129WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Whakatane in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.05 km (79 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006c81. Id of event: us70006c81. Exact location of earthquake, 177.2129° East, -37.5376° South, depth 127.05 km. The temblor was detected at 04:34:44 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter). 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: 23/11/19 / 2019-11-23 16:34:44 / November 23, 2019 @ 4:34 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rotorua, Tauranga, Kawerau (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.2129° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.5376° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 127.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km NNE of Whakatane, 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 2019-11-23 16:34:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-23 16:55:24 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 518 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 0.869 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us70006c81 Id of event.
Event Code 70006c81 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006c81, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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