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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Te Anau in New Zealand

Earthquake location -45.0196S, 167.5648WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Te Anau in New Zealand on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 79.7 km (50 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 167.5648° East, -45.0196° South, depth 79.7 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/09/20 / 2020-09-22 08:51:14 / September 22, 2020 @ 8:51 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bzlw. Unique identifier: us6000bzlw. The temblor was picked up at 08:51:14 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Queenstown. Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Queenstown (c. 10 400 pop).

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. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 45 km NNW of Te Anau, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.5648° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -45.0196° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45 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 2020-09-22 08:51:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-21 12:24:38 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 298 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 0.523 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us6000bzlw Id of event.
Event Code 6000bzlw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bzlw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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