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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag strikes near Hokitika in New Zealand

Earthquake location -43.1725S, 170.8674WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Hokitika in New Zealand on Monday. The temblor was detected at 09:10:39 / 9:10 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/11/20 / 2020-11-02 09:10:39 / November 2, 2020 @ 9:10 am. Id of earthquake: us7000c9g4. Event ids that are associated: us7000c9g4. Exact location of event, longitude 170.8674 East, latitude -43.1725 South, depth = 11.85 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.85 km (7 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Greymouth (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Greymouth. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km S of Hokitika, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 170.8674° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.1725° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51 km S of Hokitika, 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 2020-11-02 09:10:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-02 21:44:22 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 234 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 0.558 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000c9g4 Id of event.
Event Code 7000c9g4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c9g4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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