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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Foxton in New Zealand

Earthquake location -40.5013S, 175.0303WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009ppt. Unique identifier: us70009ppt. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/05/20 / 2020-05-24 22:44:31 / May 24, 2020 @ 10:44 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:44:31 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 175.0303 East, latitude -40.5013 South, depth = 35 km.

The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 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 Wellington, Petone, Lower Hutt.

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 23 km W of Foxton, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 175.0303° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.5013° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km W of Foxton, 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 2020-05-24 22:44:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-24 23:42:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 272 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 0.446 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us70009ppt Id of event.
Event Code 70009ppt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009ppt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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