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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Foxton in New Zealand

Earthquake location -40.4749S, 174.9712WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.08 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:34:03 / 12:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.9712 East, latitude -40.4749 South, depth = 54.08 km. Id of earthquake: us70009qa3. Event ids that are associated: us70009qa3. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/05/20 / 2020-05-26 00:34:03 / May 26, 2020 @ 12:34 am.

Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wellington, Petone, Lower Hutt. Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 27 km W of Foxton, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.9712° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.4749° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km 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 2020-05-26 00:34:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-26 00:52:58 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 6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.805 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 385 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 0.498 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us70009qa3 Id of event.
Event Code 70009qa3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009qa3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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