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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Kaikoura in New Zealand



Earthquake location -42.6222S, 173.2887WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Exact location, longitude 173.2887° East, latitude -42.6222° South, depth = 9.36 km. Event id: us10007a0b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007a0b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/16 / 2016-11-18 14:22:56 / November 18, 2016 @ 2:22 pm. The temblor was picked up at 02:22:56 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.36 km (6 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 40 km SW of Kaikoura, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.2887° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.6222° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 2016-11-18 14:22:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-18 14:39:22 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 0.277 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us10007a0b Id of event.
Event Code 10007a0b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007a0b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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