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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Opunake in New Zealand

Earthquake location -40.1379S, 173.4878WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Opunake in New Zealand. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008x8b. Id of event: us70008x8b. Global time and date of event 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 00:54:06 / April 16, 2020 @ 12:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:54:06 / 12:54 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 164.16 km (102 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.4878 East, latitude -40.1379 South, depth = 164.16 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hawera (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 82 km SSW of Opunake, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.4878° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.1379° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 164.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km SSW of Opunake, 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 2020-04-16 00:54:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-16 01:11:29 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 0.98 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us70008x8b Id of event.
Event Code 70008x8b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008x8b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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