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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag strikes near Christchurch in New Zealand



Earthquake location -43.5026S, 172.8427WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Christchurch in New Zealand. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005019. Unique identifier: us20005019. The temblor was detected at 13:13:43 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 172.8427 East, latitude -43.5026 South, depth = 8.23 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.23 km (5 miles). Global time and date of event 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 00:13:43 / February 14, 2016 @ 12:13 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashburton, Kaiapoi, Christchurch (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (11 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ashburton (c. 30 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 17 km ENE of Christchurch, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 172.8427° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.5026° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km ENE of Christchurch, 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 2016-02-14 00:13:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-14 00:42:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 780 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.73 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 651 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 0.245 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us20005019 Id of event.
Event Code 20005019 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005019, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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