Nov 18, 2016

Green earthquake alert (5.1M,depth:9.36km) in New Zealand at 11/18/2016 2:22:56 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 5.1M, Depth:9.36km
  • 18 Nov 2016 14:22:56 UTC
  • About 17619 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.1 M
  • Depth: 9.36 km (very shallow)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -42.6222, 173.2887
  • Time (UTC): 18 Nov 2016 14:22:56
  • Time (ECT): 18 Nov 2016 15:22:56

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inNew Zealand, County of Canterbury. The nearest places are Hawkeswood (4km), Hawkswood (4km), Parnassus (9km), Hundalee (11km), Spotswood (13km), and 26 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. There are no known airports nearby. The nearest ports are Kaikoura (40km).

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 11000 people 0
50 km 6000 people 0
20 km 1300 people 1
10 km <1000 people 1



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