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Major earthquake: M7.4 quake has struck near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

Earthquake location -29.6131S, -177.8425WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, Kermadec Islands, New Zealand (0 miles). Exact location of event, depth 55.57 km, -177.8425° West, -29.6131° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kermadec Islands, New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 17:41:25 / 5:41 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt21063002, at00qpgh52, us7000dfk3. Id of event: us7000dfk3. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/21 / 2021-03-04 17:41:25 / March 4, 2021 @ 5:41 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 55.57 km (35 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: Kermadec Islands, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.8425° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.6131° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Kermadec Islands, 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 2021-03-04 17:41:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-04 17:59:22 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 1 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 842 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 ,pt,at,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 0.374 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000dfk3 Id of event.
Event Code 7000dfk3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt21063002,at00qpgh52,us7000dfk3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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