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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Blenheim in New Zealand



Earthquake location -41.99S, 174.0219WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 18:49:24 / November 13, 2016 @ 6:49 pm UTC/GMT. 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: us100077dx. Id of event: us100077dx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 174.0219° East, -41.99° South. The temblor was reported at 06:49:24 / 6:49 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days thirty-three 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 52 km S of Blenheim, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.0219° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.99° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km S of Blenheim, 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 18:49:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-13 22:22:08 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 340 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 0.28 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us100077dx Id of event.
Event Code 100077dx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077dx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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