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Strong earthquake 6.2 mag, 39 km WSW of Kaikoura, New Zealand



Earthquake location -42.5783S, 173.2615WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Id of earthquake: us100077hw. Event ids that are associated: pt16319050, at00oglw9b, us100077hw. Exact location, longitude 173.2615° East, latitude -42.5783° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaikoura in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:34:22 / 12:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 00:34:22 / November 14, 2016 @ 12:34 am.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Christchurch, Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 118 km (73 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 39 km WSW of Kaikoura, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.2615° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.5783° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km WSW 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 00:34:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-14 00:58:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 7.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.95 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 1 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 597 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 ,pt,at,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 0.261 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100077hw Id of event.
Event Code 100077hw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16319050,at00oglw9b,us100077hw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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