Nov 16, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:20.42km) in North Island, New Zealand at 11/16/2016 9:15:12 AM

Green Earthquake in North Island, 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 4.6M, Depth:20.42km
  • 16 Nov 2016 09:15:12 UTC
  • About 64500 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 20.42 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -41.4523, 175.8993
  • Time (UTC): 16 Nov 2016 09:15:12
  • Time (ECT): 16 Nov 2016 10:15:12

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, not near any territory.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 40000 people 2
50 km 3400 people 0
20 km <1000 people 0
10 km no people 0



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