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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Patea in New Zealand

Earthquake location -39.4167S, 174.9597WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Patea in New Zealand. Id of earthquake: us6000cqrw. Event ids that are associated: us6000cqrw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 139.11 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.9597 East, latitude -39.4167 South, depth = 139.11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/11/20 / 2020-11-20 12:43:15 / November 20, 2020 @ 12:43 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:43:15 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was New Plymouth, Waitara, Hawera (min 5000 pop).

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 nine 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 55 km NE of Patea, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.9597° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -39.4167° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 139.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55 km NE of Patea, 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 2020-11-20 12:43:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-20 12:59:45 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 354 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 0.906 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 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 us6000cqrw Id of event.
Event Code 6000cqrw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cqrw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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