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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand

Earthquake location -30.3733S, 179.7865WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 171 km NW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (106 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:10:00 / 2:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.7865 East, latitude -30.3733 South, depth = 430.38 km. Id of earthquake: us60008ecz. Event ids that are associated: us60008ecz. Global time and date of event 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 14:10:00 / March 8, 2020 @ 2:10 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 430.38 km (267 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 171 km NW of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.7865° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.3733° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 430.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 171km NW of L'Esperance Rock, 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 2020-03-08 14:10:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-15 14:12:23 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 2.281 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 194 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 us60008ecz Id of event.
Event Code 60008ecz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008ecz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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