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Minor earthquake 3.9 mag, 4 km ESE of Rolleston, New Zealand

Earthquake location -43.6039S, 172.4342WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Rolleston in New Zealand on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.27 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000caxl. Unique identifier: us7000caxl. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:26:18 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 172.4342° East, -43.6039° South, depth 25.27 km. Global time and date of event 05/11/20 / 2020-11-05 18:26:18 / November 5, 2020 @ 6:26 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashburton, Kaiapoi, Christchurch (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Ashburton (c. 30 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km ESE of Rolleston, 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 172.4342° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.6039° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4 km ESE of Rolleston, 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 2020-11-05 18:26:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-06 03:34:45 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 0.189 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us7000caxl Id of event.
Event Code 7000caxl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000caxl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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