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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Te Anau in New Zealand

Earthquake location -45.0579S, 167.5345WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Te Anau in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:04:04 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/21 / 2021-03-13 21:04:04 / March 13, 2021 @ 9:04 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 85.83 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 167.5345° East, latitude -45.0579° South, depth = 85.83 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dj5f. Unique identifier: us7000dj5f.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Queenstown (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Queenstown (c. 10 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 42 km NNW of Te Anau, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.5345° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -45.0579° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42 km NNW of Te Anau, 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 2021-03-13 21:04:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-13 23:03:37 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 246 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 0.487 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us7000dj5f Id of event.
Event Code 7000dj5f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dj5f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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