Nov 22, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.5M,depth:13.77km) in New Zealand at 11/22/2016 2:04:07 PM

Green Earthquake in New Zealand


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.5M, Depth:13.77km
  • 22 Nov 2016 14:04:07 UTC
  • 239586 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.5 M
  • Depth: 13.77 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -41.7822, 174.1635
  • Time (UTC): 22 Nov 2016 14:04:07
  • Time (ECT): 22 Nov 2016 15:04:07

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inNew Zealand, County of Nelson-Marlborough. The nearest places are Taimate (1km), Hauwai (4km), Ward (5km), Mirza (9km), Blind River (11km), and 40 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Woodbourne (runway 4600ft, 38km), Picton Koromiko (49km), and Wellington International (runway 6300ft, 73km). The nearest ports are Cape Campbell (10km), Blenheim (15km), Picton (55km), Wellington (74km), and Kaikoura (79km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 43000 people 2
50 km 35000 people 4
20 km 3500 people 2
10 km 1400 people 4



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