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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Te Anau in New Zealand

Earthquake location -44.6565S, 167.4486WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Te Anau in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000aag4. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000aag4. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:20:02 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/06/20 / 2020-06-24 22:20:02 / June 24, 2020 @ 10:20 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.4486 East, latitude -44.6565 South, depth = 14.31 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.31 km (9 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Queenstown (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Queenstown (c. 10 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 87 km NNW of Te Anau, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.4486° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -44.6565° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87 km NNW of Te Anau, 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 2020-06-24 22:20:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-24 22:39:44 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 5.269 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 465 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 0.834 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us7000aag4 Id of event.
Event Code 7000aag4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000aag4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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