2016 Kaikoura earthquake

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2016 Kaikoura earthquake
2016 Kaikoura earthquake is located in New Zealand
2016 Kaikoura earthquake
UTC time2016-11-13 11:02:56
ISC event609815006
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date14 November 2016 (2016-11-14)
Local time00:02:56 NZDT
Magnitude7.8 Mw[1][2]
Depth15 km (9 miles)
Epicenter42°45′25″S 173°04′37″E / 42.757°S 173.077°E / -42.757; 173.077Coordinates: 42°45′25″S 173°04′37″E / 42.757°S 173.077°E / -42.757; 173.077
15 km (9 miles) north-east of Culverden
TypeOblique-slip
Areas affectedNew Zealand
Max. intensityIX (Violent)[1]
TsunamiYes
Aftershocks> 20,200[3] (as of 22 November 2017)
Casualties2 dead[4]
57 treated for injuries[5]
Map of Kaikoura earthquakes
USGS ShakeMap for the event

The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake was a magnitude 7.8 (Mw) earthquake in the South Island of New Zealand. It happened two minutes after midnight on 14 November 2016 NZDT (11:02 on 13 November UTC).[1] The epicentre where shaking started was about 15 kilometres (9 mi) north-east of Culverden and 60 kilometres (37 mi) south-west of the tourist town of Kaikoura. The epicentre was about 15 kilometres deep (9 mi).[2][6][7][8]

The earthquake lasted for more than a minute, and was one of the three largest earthquakes in 2016.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "M7.8 – 53km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand". United States Geological Survey. 13 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Magnitude 7.8, Mon, Nov 14 2016, 12:02:56 am (NZDT)". GeoNet. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  3. "A year on, how is the Kaikōura aftershock sequence playing out compared to Darfield?". GeoNet. Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  4. "Earthquake: Deaths, major damage after severe 7.5 quake hits Hanmer Springs, tsunami warning issued". Stuff. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  5. "As it happened: A second day of aftershocks as evacuations began in earthquake-hit Kaikoura". TVNZ. 14 November 2016.
  6. "Tsunami hits N. Zealand after powerful earthquake, aftershocks". RT. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  7. "Region by region: severe quake hits". Stuff. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  8. Taylor, Matthew (13 November 2016). "Tsunami hits New Zealand east coast after 7.5-magnitude earthquake". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 November 2016.