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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Kaikoura in New Zealand



Earthquake location -42.4801S, 173.8163WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 13 km SE of Kaikoura, New Zealand (8 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:25:41 / 4:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 173.8163° East, -42.4801° South, depth 11.75 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.75 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 16:25:41 / November 15, 2016 @ 4:25 pm. Id of earthquake: us100078bw. Event ids that are associated: us100078bw.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 13 km SE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.8163° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.4801° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km SE 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 2016-11-15 16:25:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-15 20:22:12 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 271 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 0.215 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us100078bw Id of event.
Event Code 100078bw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100078bw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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