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Major earthquake, 7.4 mag was detected near Amberley in New Zealand



Earthquake location -42.7787S, 173.1288WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand. The temblor was detected at 23:02:57 / 11:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 11:02:57 / November 13, 2016 @ 11:02 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 173.1288° East, -42.7787° South. Id of earthquake: us1000778i. Event ids that are associated: at00ogkuoy, us1000778i. A tsunami warning has been issued near Amberley in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Christchurch, Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 53 km NE of Amberley, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.1288° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.7787° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km NE of Amberley, 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 11:02:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-13 11:24:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 20 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 7.89 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 1 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 853 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 ,at,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 0.472 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000778i Id of event.
Event Code 1000778i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ogkuoy,us1000778i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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