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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Kaikoura in New Zealand



Earthquake location -42.6355S, 173.2285WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 18:16:36 / November 13, 2016 @ 6:16 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.2285 East, latitude -42.6355 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:16:36 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077d9. Id of event: us100077d9.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 45 km SW of Kaikoura, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.2285° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.6355° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km SW of Kaikoura, 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 2016-11-13 18:16:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-13 18:34:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 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 369 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 0.317 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us100077d9 Id of event.
Event Code 100077d9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077d9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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