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Earthquake: M 5.6 quake strikes near Methven in New Zealand

Earthquake location -43.2534S, 171.4344WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (mg/mb) was reported Tuesday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Methven in New Zealand. The temblor was reported at 06:48:41 / 6:48 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-05 05:48:41 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 171.4344 East, latitude -43.2534 South, depth 10 km.

Close countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ashburton (c. 30 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Greymouth (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Christchurch, Kaiapoi, Greymouth.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 171.4344° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.2534° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km NNW of Methven, 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 2015-01-05 17:48:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-05 18:09:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 780 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 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 482 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 0.446 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 46 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usc000tbve Id of event.
Event Code c000tbve An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usc000tbve A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Norma

    Im in woolston, christchurch and felt the roll here, who needs an alarm clock

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