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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 15 km WSW of Kaikoura, New Zealand



Earthquake location -42.4646S, 173.5042WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 15 km WSW of Kaikoura, New Zealand (9 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 173.5042° East, latitude -42.4646° South, depth = 23.53 km. Global time and date of event 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 14:35:32 / November 14, 2016 @ 2:35 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us100077pm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.53 km (15 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:35:32 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 15 km WSW of Kaikoura, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.5042° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.4646° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km WSW 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 2016-11-14 14:35:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-14 22:19:57 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 259 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 0.055 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us100077pm Id of event.
Event Code 100077pm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077pm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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