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Major earthquake: M7.4 quake has struck near Opotiki in New Zealand

Earthquake location -33.5S, -177.2WA major earthquake magnitude 7.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 706 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (439 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Opotiki in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: at00qc4gz1. Ids that are associated to the event: at00qc4gz1, pt20170001. The temblor was reported at 12:49:40 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 33 km, -177.2° West, -33.5° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/06/20 / 2020-06-18 12:49:40 / June 18, 2020 @ 12:49 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. There are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world each year.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 706 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.2° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.5° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 706 km NE of Opotiki, 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 2020-06-18 12:49:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-18 12:59:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 1 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 842 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.331676 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 7.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 223.199982144 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00qc4gz1 Id of event.
Event Code 00qc4gz1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qc4gz1,pt20170001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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