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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Kaikoura in New Zealand

Earthquake location -42.2424S, 173.7307WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.75 km (11 miles). Unique identifier: us200082u5. Ids that are associated to the event: us200082u5. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:35:21 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.7307 East, latitude -42.2424 South, depth = 17.75 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 14:35:21 / December 20, 2016 @ 2:35 pm.

Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 18 km NNE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.7307° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.2424° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km NNE 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 2016-12-20 14:35:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-21 15:31:22 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 259 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 0.116 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us200082u5 Id of event.
Event Code 200082u5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082u5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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