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Minor earthquake: M3.9 quake has struck near Foxton in New Zealand

Earthquake location -40.4598S, 174.9868WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us6000a7am. Event ids that are associated: us6000a7am. The temblor was picked up at 23:45:50 / 11:45 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.03 km (37 miles). Exact location, longitude 174.9868° East, latitude -40.4598° South, depth = 59.03 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/06/20 / 2020-06-06 23:45:50 / June 6, 2020 @ 11:45 pm.

Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Petone, Lower Hutt, Masterton (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 26 km W of Foxton, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.9868° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.4598° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26 km 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 2020-06-06 23:45:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-07 05:09:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 234 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 0.493 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 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 us6000a7am Id of event.
Event Code 6000a7am An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a7am, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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