Nov 22, 2016

Green earthquake alert (5.6M,depth:10km) in Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.Z. at 11/22/2016 12:19:43 AM

Green Earthquake in Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.Z.


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 5.6M, Depth:10km
  • 22 Nov 2016 00:19:43 UTC
  • About 16868 people within 100km

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

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 5.6 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 17 km (MMI IV)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -40.5957, 177.0091
  • Time (UTC): 22 Nov 2016 00:19:43
  • Time (ECT): 22 Nov 2016 01:19:43

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, not near any territory.

The approximate distance within which light damage may occur is 17km (equivalent to Modified Mercalli Index IV).

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

Radius Population Density (people/km2) Affected with damage
75 km 3000 people 0
50 km <1000 people 0
20 km no people 0 Likely
10 km no people 0 Very likely



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