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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 29 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand



Earthquake location -41.6951S, 174.222WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude 174.222 East, latitude -41.6951 South, depth = 19.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 12:38:38 / November 13, 2016 @ 12:38 pm. The temblor was reported at 00:38:38 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.4 km (12 miles). Unique identifier: us100077ad. Ids that are associated to the event: us100077ad.

Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Richmond, Upper Hutt, Nelson.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

Did you feel the quake?

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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.222° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.6951° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km 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 12:38:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-13 13:22:25 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 416 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 0.054 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us100077ad Id of event.
Event Code 100077ad An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077ad, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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