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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 76 km WNW of Kaikoura, New Zealand

Earthquake location -42.1356S, 172.833WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/18 / 2018-01-08 19:59:45 / January 8, 2018 @ 7:59 pm. Unique identifier: us1000c25i. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000c25i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 78.11 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:59:45 / 7:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 172.833 East, latitude -42.1356 South, depth = 78.11 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Richmond (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km WNW of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.833° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.1356° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km WNW 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 2018-01-08 19:59:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-08 21:01:23 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 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 0.376 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 52 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 us1000c25i Id of event.
Event Code 1000c25i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000c25i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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