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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Picton in New Zealand

Earthquake location -40.8566S, 173.9738WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Picton in New Zealand. Unique identifier: us7000dias. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000dias. The temblor was picked up at 02:53:56 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.9738 East, latitude -40.8566 South, depth = 72.16 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72.16 km (45 miles). Global time and date of event 12/03/21 / 2021-03-12 02:53:56 / March 12, 2021 @ 2:53 am UTC/GMT. 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 Lower Hutt, Paraparaumu, Motueka (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 48 km N of Picton, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.9738° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.8566° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48 km N of Picton, 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 2021-03-12 02:53:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-12 03:34:06 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 2.2 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 298 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 0.421 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us7000dias Id of event.
Event Code 7000dias An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dias, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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