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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near L’Esperance Rock in New Zealand

Earthquake location -32.8652S, -178.3723WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 166 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (103 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:16:54 / 2:16 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 6.89 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.3723 West, latitude -32.8652 South, depth = 6.89 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 14:16:54 / December 29, 2019 @ 2:16 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us70006znk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006znk.

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-four 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 166 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.3723° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.8652° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 166km SSE of L'Esperance Rock, 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 2019-12-29 14:16:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-14 20:10:43 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 369 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 3.628 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us70006znk Id of event.
Event Code 70006znk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006znk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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