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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 52 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.8672S, 174.3707WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. The temblor was picked up at 18:42:58 / 6:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.75 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us100077kw. Event ids that are associated: us100077kw. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 06:42:58 / November 14, 2016 @ 6:42 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 174.3707° East, latitude -41.8672° South, depth = 8.75 km.

Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upper Hutt, Porirua, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 52 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.3707° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.8672° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km 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 2016-11-14 06:42:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-14 06:56:35 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 400 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 0.166 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us100077kw Id of event.
Event Code 100077kw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077kw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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