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Strong earthquake 6.8 mag, 39 km SW of Kaikoura, New Zealand



Earthquake location -42.7S, 173.4WA earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.4 East, latitude -42.7 South, depth = 10 km. The 6.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:34:27 / 12:34 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: at00oglw9b. Event ids that are associated: pt16319050, at00oglw9b. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 00:34:27 / November 14, 2016 @ 12:34 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaikoura in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Christchurch, Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 112 km (69 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

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

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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 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 SW of Kaikoura, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.4° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.7° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km SW 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 00:34:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-14 00:49:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 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 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 712 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.388795 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143.99998848 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00oglw9b Id of event.
Event Code 00oglw9b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16319050,at00oglw9b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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