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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 23 km NE of Kaikoura, New Zealand



Earthquake location -42.2591S, 173.8837WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. The temblor was reported at 02:32:40 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/11/16 / 2016-11-20 14:32:40 / November 20, 2016 @ 2:32 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.8837 East, latitude -42.2591 South, depth = 15.88 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.88 km (10 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007awh. Id of event: us10007awh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 23 km NE of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.8837° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.2591° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NE 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 2016-11-20 14:32:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-20 15:40:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 298 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 0.125 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us10007awh Id of event.
Event Code 10007awh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007awh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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