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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Kaikoura in New Zealand



Earthquake location -42.3132S, 173.6868WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:09:27 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.5 km (13 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 05:09:27 / November 15, 2016 @ 5:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000783l. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000783l. Exact location of earthquake, 173.6868° East, -42.3132° South, depth 21.5 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 10 km N of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.6868° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.3132° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km N 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 05:09:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-15 05:28:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 400 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 0.15 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000783l Id of event.
Event Code 1000783l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000783l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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