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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 33 km NNE of Kaikoura, New Zealand



Earthquake location -42.1465S, 173.875WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.77 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 173.875° East, latitude -42.1465° South, depth = 6.77 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:17:32 / 11:17 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 23:17:32 / November 13, 2016 @ 11:17 pm. Id of earthquake: us100077ha. Event ids that are associated: us100077ha.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim. Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km NNE of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.875° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.1465° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NNE 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 23:17:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-13 23:57:33 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 354 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 0.367 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us100077ha Id of event.
Event Code 100077ha An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077ha, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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