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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 6 km NNW of Maketu, New Zealand

Earthquake location -37.7082S, 176.4289WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maketu in New Zealand on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 176.4289° East, -37.7082° South, depth 230.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/12/20 / 2020-12-11 02:52:20 / December 11, 2020 @ 2:52 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 230.4 km (143 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:52:20 / 2:52 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cq3e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cq3e.

Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cambridge, Tokoroa, Matamata. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 6 km NNW of Maketu, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.4289° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.7082° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 230.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6 km NNW of Maketu, 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 2020-12-11 02:52:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-11 04:02:43 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 271 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 0.735 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us7000cq3e Id of event.
Event Code 7000cq3e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cq3e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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