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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Porirua in New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.1023S, 174.9309WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Porirua in New Zealand. Global time and date of event 20/02/21 / 2021-02-20 05:15:06 / February 20, 2021 @ 5:15 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.98 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 174.9309° East, -41.1023° South, depth 35.98 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:15:06 / 5:15 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000djl6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000djl6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Masterton, Levin, Otaki (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 7 km ENE of Porirua, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.9309° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.1023° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7 km ENE of Porirua, 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 2021-02-20 05:15:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-20 05:38:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.3 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 286 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 0.267 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000djl6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000djl6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000djl6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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