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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Wakefield in New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.846S, 172.8311WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Wakefield in New Zealand on Wednesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:43:21 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.33 km (59 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000a04y. Event ids that are associated: us6000a04y. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/05/20 / 2020-05-27 14:43:21 / May 27, 2020 @ 2:43 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 95.33 km, 172.8311° East, -41.846° South.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Motueka, Nelson, Richmond. Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 52 km SSW of Wakefield, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.8311° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.846° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52 km SSW of Wakefield, 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 2020-05-27 14:43:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-03 08:32:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 284 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 0.1 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 45 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 us6000a04y Id of event.
Event Code 6000a04y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a04y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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