Special Event: South Island, New Zealand

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November 13, 2016 M7.8 – South Island New Zealand

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On November 13, 2016 an M8.3 earthquake occurred in North Canterbury, New Zealand as the result of shallow oblique-reverse faulting on or near the boundary between the Pacific and Australia plates in South Island, New Zealand.

This page is meant to be a collection of preliminary information, results & visualizations for the seismology research community.

Event parameters (from USGS)

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Magnitude 7.8
UTC Time Sunday, November 13, 11:02:56 UTC
Location 42.757°S, 173.077°E
Depth 23.0 km (14.3 miles)
Region Canterbury, New Zealand
Distances Amberley, New Zealand 53.5 km (33.2 mi), Kaiapoi, New Zealand 77.7 km (48.3 mi), Christchurch, New Zealand
93.5 km (58.1 mi), Blenheim, New Zealand 155.7 km (96.7 mi), Richmond, New Zealand 158.4 km (98.4 mi)

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University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)

UNAVCO event response page

Data Event Response to the 13 November 2016 M7.8 Kaikoura, New Zealand Earthquake

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