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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Whakatane in New Zealand

Earthquake location -37.2312S, 177.533WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Whakatane in New Zealand. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 14:06:33 / March 3, 2020 @ 2:06 pm. Unique identifier: us60008b6w. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008b6w. The temblor was detected at 02:06:33 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 173.42 km, 177.533° East, -37.2312° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 173.42 km (108 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Whakatane.

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 earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 94 km NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.533° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.2312° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 173.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 94km 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 2020-03-03 14:06:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-09 13:19:18 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 298 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 0.699 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us60008b6w Id of event.
Event Code 60008b6w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008b6w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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