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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 96 km NW of Queenstown, New Zealand

Earthquake location -44.4723S, 167.731WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Queenstown in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 9.58 km, 167.731° East, -44.4723° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/06/20 / 2020-06-12 07:29:18 / June 12, 2020 @ 7:29 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.58 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:29:18 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000aah8. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000aah8.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Queenstown (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Queenstown (c. 10 400 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 96 km NW of Queenstown, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.731° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -44.4723° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96 km NW of Queenstown, 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 2020-06-12 07:29:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-12 07:53:40 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 3.4 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 340 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 0.935 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000aah8 Id of event.
Event Code 6000aah8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000aah8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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