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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Kaikoura in New Zealand



Earthquake location -42.3911S, 173.3647WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 26 km W of Kaikoura, New Zealand (16 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 173.3647° East, latitude -42.3911° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 12:37:45 / November 13, 2016 @ 12:37 pm. Id of earthquake: us100077a0. Event ids that are associated: us100077a0. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:37:45 / 12:37 am (local time epicenter).

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 eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 26 km W of Kaikoura, 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 173.3647° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.3911° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km W 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 12:37:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-13 13:12:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 0.131 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us100077a0 Id of event.
Event Code 100077a0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077a0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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