Major Earthquake South Marlborough-North Canterbury 13-Nov-16 (E163181102)

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Derived from USGS and other event data. See details below.
Automated Preliminary Details – subject to review.

Magnitude 7.8 [was 7.4] [subject to further review]

Small Location map

  • Date-Time: 2016-11-13T11:02:57.110Z (utc)
  • Earthquake location: 42.779°S, 173.129°E
  • Seismic Region: 11 – New Zealand Region
  • Seismic Geo Area: 1622 – North Canterbury (SI) N.Z.
  • Earthquake depth: 10.0 km
  • Tsunamigenic: YES: A tsunami has been recorded at Kaikoura and Wellington
  • Felt reports?: YES
  • Status: Reviewed
  • Event ID: us1000778i
  • Version Timestamp : 2016-11-13T11:22:38.921Z

Details of damage and blow by blow news can be found at Earthquake-Report [→]

GeoNet dropped the magnitude to 6.61 but have now raided it again to 7.54M.

The Magnitude 5.0+ quakes selected from GeoNet are running in a North South line.

– Tsunami warnings for entire East Coast. People are being advised to head for higher ground

– Tsunami waves already have been reported in Kaikoura and Wellington

– Ongoing aftershocks being widely felt. Many are over 5 magnitude

– Power is out in many areas

– Roads damaged heading into Cheviot

– Reports of houses being badly damaged in Cheviot

– Head to higher ground if living anywhere near the lower ground on the East Coast
Source: NZ Herald

Event and Aftershocks
This link shows the event and any aftershocks during the following month using the IRIS Earthquake Browser Historical Information
Mag 6+ events in region in the last 20 years ~500 miles radius of the event (Max 100) from IRIS
(The current event may not appear for a few minutes or so after the time.)
The above events in the IRIS Earthquake Browser 3D viewer


Static Location Map
Location map


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