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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Porirua in New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.1008S, 174.6788WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Porirua in New Zealand on Tuesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:21:11 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.31 km (19 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 08:21:11 / June 23, 2020 @ 8:21 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 174.6788° East, -41.1008° South, depth 31.31 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000ah3d. Unique identifier: us6000ah3d.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (14 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Masterton, Blenheim, Levin (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km WNW of Porirua, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.6788° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.1008° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14 km WNW of Porirua, 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 2020-06-23 08:21:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-30 08:13:57 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 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 284 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 0.208 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us6000ah3d Id of event.
Event Code 6000ah3d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ah3d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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