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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag strikes near Kaikoura in New Zealand



Earthquake location -42.3902S, 173.6554WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:12:39 / 11:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 11:12:39 / November 13, 2016 @ 11:12 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 173.6554 East, latitude -42.3902 South, depth = 10.37 km. Event id: us10007798. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007798. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.37 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim. Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate 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: 2 km NW of Kaikoura, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.6554° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.3902° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km NW 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 11:12:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-13 12:52:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.77 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 518 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 0.694 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us10007798 Id of event.
Event Code 10007798 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007798, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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