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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Maketu in New Zealand

Earthquake location -37.7255S, 176.4755WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maketu in New Zealand. The temblor was reported at 10:40:02 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 22:40:02 / May 23, 2020 @ 10:40 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 217.07 km (135 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 217.07 km, 176.4755° East, -37.7255° South. Event id: us70009p8g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009p8g.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cambridge, Tokoroa, Matamata (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km NNE of Maketu, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.4755° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.7255° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 217.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NNE of Maketu, 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 2020-05-23 22:40:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-23 22:58:12 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 1 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 0.772 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us70009p8g Id of event.
Event Code 70009p8g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009p8g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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