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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Blenheim in New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.7047S, 174.0819WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (mg/mb) has struck on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. The temblor was reported at 17:34:35 / 5:34 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 10.4 km (6 miles). Global time of event 15/05/15 / 2015-05-15 05:34:35 / May 15, 2015 @ 5:34 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 174.0819 East, latitude -41.7047 South, depth 10.4 km, unique identifier, us1000296i. Ids that are associated to the event, ,us1000296i,.

Close countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Porirua, Lower Hutt, Richmond.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.0819° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.7047° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SSE of Blenheim, 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 2015-05-15 05:34:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-05-15 08:01:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 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 312 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 0.108 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us1000296i Id of event.
Event Code 1000296i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000296i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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