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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Opotiki in New Zealand

Earthquake location -37.256S, 177.5276WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand. The epicenter was at a depth of 129.2 km (80 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:11:19 / 11:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d3nb. Unique identifier: us7000d3nb. Global time and date of event 27/01/21 / 2021-01-27 11:11:19 / January 27, 2021 @ 11:11 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 177.5276 East, latitude -37.256 South, depth = 129.2 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Whakatane (min 5000 pop).

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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 86 km NNE of Opotiki, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.5276° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.256° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 129.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86 km NNE of Opotiki, 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 2021-01-27 11:11:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-27 11:33:04 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 284 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 0.691 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183 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 us7000d3nb Id of event.
Event Code 7000d3nb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d3nb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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