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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Paraparaumu in New Zealand

Earthquake location -40.6563S, 174.4838WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Paraparaumu in New Zealand on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000afi5. Id of event: us6000afi5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/06/20 / 2020-06-20 18:00:05 / June 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm. The temblor was picked up at 18:00:05 / 6:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 77.64 km, 174.4838° East, -40.6563° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 77.64 km (48 miles).

The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wanganui, Wellington, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 53 km WNW of Paraparaumu, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.4838° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -40.6563° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 77.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53 km WNW of Paraparaumu, 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 2020-06-20 18:00:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-20 18:41:58 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 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 0.575 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 63 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 us6000afi5 Id of event.
Event Code 6000afi5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000afi5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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