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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 22 km W of Foxton, New Zealand

Earthquake location -40.4764S, 175.0154WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us6000ccdn. Event ids that are associated: us6000ccdn. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/10/20 / 2020-10-24 01:04:11 / October 24, 2020 @ 1:04 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 64.23 km (40 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:04:11 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 175.0154° East, latitude -40.4764° South, depth = 64.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Petone, Lower Hutt, Masterton (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. 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: 22 km W of Foxton, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 175.0154° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.4764° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22 km W of Foxton, 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 2020-10-24 01:04:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-24 01:34:08 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 2.2 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 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 0.466 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us6000ccdn Id of event.
Event Code 6000ccdn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ccdn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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