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



Earthquake location -42.232S, 173.6438WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Event id: us100077a8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077a8. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 12:52:19 / November 13, 2016 @ 12:52 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.92 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 00:52:19 / 12:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 4.92 km, 173.6438° East, -42.232° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 eighteen 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km N of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.6438° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.232° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km N 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 12:52:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-13 13:18:19 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 0.544 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us100077a8 Id of event.
Event Code 100077a8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077a8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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