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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Cook Strait, New Zealand

Earthquake location -40.1293S, 174.1071WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, Cook Strait, New Zealand kilometers (0 miles) from Cook Strait, New Zealand. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dgvu. Unique identifier: us6000dgvu. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:54:10 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128.88 km (80 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/02/21 / 2021-02-12 03:54:10 / February 12, 2021 @ 3:54 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.1071 East, latitude -40.1293 South, depth = 128.88 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wanganui, Hawera. Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: Cook Strait, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.1071° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.1293° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Cook Strait, 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 2021-02-12 03:54:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-12 04:44:25 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 3.4 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 312 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 1.087 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us6000dgvu Id of event.
Event Code 6000dgvu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dgvu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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