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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Blenheim in New Zealand

Earthquake location -41.4347S, 173.9698WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 20.67 km, 173.9698° East, -41.4347° South. Event id: us10007de4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007de4. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:36:35 / 12:36 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 12:36:35 / November 13, 2016 @ 12:36 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.67 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paraparaumu, Upper Hutt, Motueka.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and four, in the last 10 days one hundred and four, in the past 30 days one hundred and four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km N of Blenheim, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.9698° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.4347° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km N of Blenheim, 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 2016-11-13 12:36:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-03 13:16:10 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 0.288 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us10007de4 Id of event.
Event Code 10007de4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007de4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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