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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Wakefield in New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.8415S, 172.7248WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Wakefield in New Zealand. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/20 / 2020-09-03 10:13:00 / September 3, 2020 @ 10:13 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:13:00 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.21 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000bhq8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bhq8. Exact location of earthquake, 172.7248° East, -41.8415° South, depth 72.21 km.

Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Motueka, Nelson, Richmond.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 56 km SSW of Wakefield, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.7248° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.8415° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56 km SSW of Wakefield, 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 2020-09-03 10:13:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-04 09:34:00 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 2 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 0.156 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 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 mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000bhq8 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bhq8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bhq8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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