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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Blenheim in New Zealand



Earthquake location -41.7612S, 174.2768WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand on Monday. The temblor was reported at 19:21:05 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077l5. Id of event: us100077l5. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.2768 East, latitude -41.7612 South, depth = 20.24 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.24 km (13 miles). Global time and date of event 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 07:21:05 / November 14, 2016 @ 7:21 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Richmond, Nelson, Upper Hutt.

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km SE of Blenheim, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 174.2768° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.7612° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km 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 07:21:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-14 07:37:28 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 432 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 0.048 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 98 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 us100077l5 Id of event.
Event Code 100077l5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077l5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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