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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Wairoa in New Zealand

Earthquake location -38.9845S, 177.5095WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Wairoa in New Zealand. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/12/20 / 2020-12-06 19:24:13 / December 6, 2020 @ 7:24 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.96 km (21 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 177.5095 East, latitude -38.9845 South, depth = 33.96 km. Event id: us7000cnpp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cnpp. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:24:13 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hastings, Taradale, Napier (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop).

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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km ENE of Wairoa, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.5095° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.9845° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13 km ENE of Wairoa, 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 2020-12-06 19:24:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-06 21:33:24 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 326 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 0.553 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 185 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 us7000cnpp Id of event.
Event Code 7000cnpp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cnpp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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