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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand

Earthquake location -35.848S, 179.3191WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c736. Id of event: us6000c736. Exact location of event, depth 70.14 km, 179.3191° East, -35.848° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:31:13 / 2:31 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 14:31:13 / October 6, 2020 @ 2:31 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.14 km (44 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven 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.

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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: off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.3191° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -35.848° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place off the east coast of the North Island of 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 2020-10-06 14:31:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-14 15:06:00 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 259 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 1.894 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 us6000c736 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c736 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c736, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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