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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Maketu in New Zealand

Earthquake location -37.5617S, 176.6597WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Maketu in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us700069rf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700069rf. Exact location of event, longitude 176.6597 East, latitude -37.5617 South, depth = 233.56 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 233.56 km (145 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/11/19 / 2019-11-19 03:21:50 / November 19, 2019 @ 3:21 am. The temblor was picked up at 15:21:50 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Matamata (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Matamata, Rotorua, Kawerau (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 29 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.6597° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.5617° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 233.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km 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 2019-11-19 03:21:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-11 00:41:47 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 259 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 0.934 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us700069rf Id of event.
Event Code 700069rf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700069rf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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