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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 41 km NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand

Earthquake location -37.6344S, 177.2097WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Whakatane in New Zealand on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 09:52:22 / December 15, 2019 @ 9:52 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 147.16 km (91 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006rr2. Id of event: us60006rr2. The temblor was detected at 21:52:22 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 177.2097 East, latitude -37.6344 South, depth = 147.16 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rotorua, Tauranga, Kawerau (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.2097° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.6344° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 147.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km 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 2019-12-15 09:52:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-15 10:08:42 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 400 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 0.874 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us60006rr2 Id of event.
Event Code 60006rr2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006rr2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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