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



Earthquake location -42.3703S, 173.8945WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Monday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:14:50 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 20:14:50 / November 13, 2016 @ 8:14 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.8945 East, latitude -42.3703 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us100077ey. Event ids that are associated: us100077ey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 18 km ENE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.8945° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.3703° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km ENE 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 20:14:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-13 20:35:02 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 0.267 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us100077ey Id of event.
Event Code 100077ey An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077ey, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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