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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Tokoroa in New Zealand

Earthquake location -38.353S, 176.018WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Tokoroa in New Zealand on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 00:29:13 / 12:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 176.018° East, latitude -38.353° South, depth = 198.63 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/09/20 / 2020-09-13 00:29:13 / September 13, 2020 @ 12:29 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 198.63 km (123 miles). Unique identifier: us7000bmkl. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bmkl.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hamilton, Tauranga, Cambridge. Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Hamilton (c. 152 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop). Close 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km SE of Tokoroa, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.018° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.353° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 198.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18 km SE of Tokoroa, 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 2020-09-13 00:29:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-13 00:47:42 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 259 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 0.742 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us7000bmkl Id of event.
Event Code 7000bmkl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bmkl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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