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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Paraparaumu in New Zealand

Earthquake location -40.6189S, 174.5631WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Paraparaumu in New Zealand. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 86.19 km (54 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:45:11 / 10:45 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us60007fmc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007fmc. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/01/20 / 2020-01-25 10:45:11 / January 25, 2020 @ 10:45 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.5631 East, latitude -40.6189 South, depth = 86.19 km.

Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Masterton, Palmerston North, Wanganui. Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 50 km NW of Paraparaumu, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.5631° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.6189° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km NW of Paraparaumu, 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 2020-01-25 10:45:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-25 11:05:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.667 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 0.629 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us60007fmc Id of event.
Event Code 60007fmc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007fmc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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