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Earthquake: M 5.9 quake strikes near Kaikoura in New Zealand

Earthquake location -42.075S, 173.0158WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (mg/mb) was reported Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. The temblor was reported at 15:36:43 / 3:36 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 55.23 km (34 miles). Global time of event 24/04/15 / 2015-04-24 03:36:43 / April 24, 2015 @ 3:36 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 173.0158 East, latitude -42.075 South, depth 55.23 km, unique identifier, us200028qc.

Close countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Motueka, Blenheim, Nelson.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.0158° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.075° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 55.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km NW of Kaikoura, 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 2015-04-24 03:36:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-04-24 04:12:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.67 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 537 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 0.323 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us200028qc Id of event.
Event Code 200028qc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200028qc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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