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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag was detected near Kaikoura in New Zealand



Earthquake location -42.353S, 173.8551WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. All ids that are associated to the event: us100077ky. Unique identifier: us100077ky. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 06:47:52 / November 14, 2016 @ 6:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 173.8551° East, -42.353° South, depth 14.83 km. The temblor was detected at 18:47:52 / 6:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.83 km (9 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-one, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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. 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: 15 km ENE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.8551° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.353° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km 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 06:47:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-14 07:11:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.7 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 519 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 0.242 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us100077ky Id of event.
Event Code 100077ky An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077ky, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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