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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 10 km NW of Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.0692S, 174.9601WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Upper Hutt in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000d4bn. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4bn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.92 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:10:27 / 12:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 174.9601 East, latitude -41.0692 South, depth = 31.92 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 12:10:27 / December 30, 2020 @ 12:10 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Masterton, Levin, Otaki.

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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km NW of Upper Hutt, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.9601° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.0692° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10 km NW of Upper Hutt, 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 2020-12-30 12:10:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-30 12:35:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 0.307 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us6000d4bn Id of event.
Event Code 6000d4bn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d4bn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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