Nov 17, 2016

Green earthquake alert (4.9M,depth:15.46km) in New Zealand at 11/16/2016 11:13:36 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 4.9M, Depth:15.46km
  • 16 Nov 2016 23:13:36 UTC
  • About 43490 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.9 M
  • Depth: 15.46 km (shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -42.2926, 173.8858
  • Time (UTC): 16 Nov 2016 23:13:36
  • Time (ECT): 17 Nov 2016 00:13:36

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near New Zealand, County of Nelson-Marlborough. The distance to the nearest coast is 4km. The nearest places are Mangamaunu (10km), Hapuku (11km), Clarence (15km), Kaikoura (20km), Kekerengu (33km), and 19 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, 86km). The nearest ports are Kaikoura (20km), Cape Campbell (69km), and Blenheim (72km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 8000 people 0
50 km 3700 people 0
20 km <1000 people 0
10 km <1000 people 0



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