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

Earthquake location -37.7091S, 176.522WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Maketu in New Zealand on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 176.522° East, -37.7091° South, depth 189.17 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/12/19 / 2019-12-04 12:53:57 / December 4, 2019 @ 12:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:53:57 / 12:53 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 189.17 km (118 miles). Id of earthquake: us60006lyq. Event ids that are associated: us60006lyq.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Matamata (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tokoroa, Matamata, Rotorua (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand. This information 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 176.522° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.7091° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 189.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NE of Maketu, 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 2019-12-04 12:53:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-04 13:17:35 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 0.809 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us60006lyq Id of event.
Event Code 60006lyq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006lyq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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