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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Kaikoura in New Zealand

Earthquake location -42.3566S, 173.894WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Id of earthquake: us100077sy. Event ids that are associated: us100077sy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 19:17:30 / November 14, 2016 @ 7:17 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.71 km (5 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 173.894° East, -42.3566° South, depth 8.71 km. The temblor was detected at 07:17:30 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days fifty-three, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 18 km ENE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.894° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.3566° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km ENE 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 19:17:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-14 19:33:34 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 0.269 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us100077sy Id of event.
Event Code 100077sy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077sy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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