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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Foxton in New Zealand

Earthquake location -40.3929S, 174.966WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.89 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:53:32 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70009pku. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009pku. Exact location of earthquake, 174.966° East, -40.3929° South, depth 51.89 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/05/20 / 2020-05-24 19:53:32 / May 24, 2020 @ 7:53 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hawera, Wellington, Petone (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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: 29 km WNW of Foxton, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.966° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.3929° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 51.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km WNW 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 19:53:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-24 20:06:56 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 4.1 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 483 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 0.538 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70009pku Id of event.
Event Code 70009pku An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009pku, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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