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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Kaikoura in New Zealand



Earthquake location -42.3701S, 173.9215WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 08:51:14 / November 15, 2016 @ 8:51 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.77 km (7 miles). Event id: us1000785n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000785n. The temblor was reported at 20:51:14 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 173.9215° East, -42.3701° South, depth 10.77 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty, in the last 10 days one hundred and ten, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 20 km ENE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.9215° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.3701° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km ENE 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 08:51:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-29 12:49:25 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 326 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 0.287 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us1000785n Id of event.
Event Code 1000785n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000785n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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