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



Earthquake location -42.2813S, 173.6266WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Sunday. Global time and date of event 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 19:08:44 / January 21, 2017 @ 7:08 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.67 km (10 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 173.6266 East, latitude -42.2813 South, depth = 15.67 km. Unique identifier: us20008hfs. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008hfs. The temblor was detected at 07:08:44 / 7:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-six 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 14 km NNW of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.6266° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.2813° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NNW 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 2017-01-21 19:08:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-15 06:06:09 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 0.149 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008hfs Id of event.
Event Code 20008hfs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008hfs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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