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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Blenheim in New Zealand



Earthquake location -41.8603S, 174.265WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. The temblor was reported at 03:33:03 / 3:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.7 km (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 15:33:03 / November 13, 2016 @ 3:33 pm. Event id: us100077bl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077bl. Exact location of earthquake, 174.265° East, -41.8603° South, depth 14.7 km.

Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nelson, Upper Hutt, Porirua (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 46 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.265° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.8603° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 46km SE 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 15:33:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-13 15:55:22 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 400 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 0.117 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100077bl Id of event.
Event Code 100077bl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077bl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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