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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Patea in New Zealand

Earthquake location -39.7565S, 174.2879WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Patea in New Zealand. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 22:57:02 / March 15, 2020 @ 10:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 181.5 km (113 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:57:02 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60008g8a. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008g8a. Exact location, longitude 174.2879° East, latitude -39.7565° South, depth = 181.5 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Waitara, New Plymouth, Wanganui (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 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. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 16 km W of Patea, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.2879° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -39.7565° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 181.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km W of Patea, 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 2020-03-15 22:57:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-15 23:28:25 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 312 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 1.318 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us60008g8a Id of event.
Event Code 60008g8a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008g8a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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