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Major mag. 7.9 earthquake - South Island, New Zealand on Sunday, 13 November 2016

Major mag. 7.9 earthquake - South Island, New Zealand on Sunday, 13 November 2016

Major mag. 7.9 earthquake  - South Island, New Zealand on Sunday, 13 November 2016
Nov 13 11:17: Magnitude recalculated from 7.5 to 7.8.
Nov 13 11:18: Magnitude recalculated from 7.8 to 7.7.
Nov 13 11:30: Magnitude recalculated from 7.7 to 7.8.
Nov 13 11:56: Magnitude recalculated from 7.8 to 7.9.
Date & time: Sun, 13 Nov 11:02:58 UTC
Magnitude: 7.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 42.57°S / 173.01°E [Map]
Nearest volcano: Taranaki (386 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sun, 13 Nov
Sun, 13 Nov 11:02 UTCM 7.9 / 10 km SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND[Map]EMSC
Sun, 13 Nov 11:02 UTCM 7.8 / 23 km- 53km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand[Map]USGS

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Hastings (New Zealand) (469 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It was incredible, i could hardly walk or stand firm, it was dark and it felt like a rolling from side to side, the more i braced the more i felt the earthquake, i was standing bracing my tv from falling, this is the worst and by far the longest earthquake i have ever experienced in my life, absolutely scared the badeegas out of me, Mana from Hastings Nz 14/11/2016 12:02am onwards, kia kaha southland you are all in my thoughts and prayers. (via EMSC)
Christchurch / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
KLCC (8732.7 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Painting fell off the wall.
Sefton (New Zealand) (67 km S from epicenter)(no details): First time we have been asked to evacuate after an earthquake because of Tsunami fear. (via EMSC)
Leigh (New Zealand) (728 km N from epicenter)(no details): Woken by light shaking around midnight (via EMSC)
Wellington (New Zealand) (214 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Humongous scary shake. And I'm 250km from the centre. Many aftershocks and a scary sleepless night for a lot of kiwis. (via EMSC)
Christchurch (New Zealand) (97 km S from epicenter)(no details): Lasted about 10 minutes here of strong rolling/moving motion as if on a boat moving on the sea. I knew it was a massive quake somewhere but not in my immediate area (epicentre 130km away). over 60 large quakes up south-east coast till 5-6am NZT. Devestating at epicentre.3 mega tonnes of energy released. (via EMSC)
Ampang (8733.7 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / not felt: My table fell.
Auckland (651.6 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Newlands (212.3 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Rukuhia (New Zealand) (573 km N from epicenter)(no details): Was a very interesting feeling like been on a boat (via EMSC)
Christchurch (New Zealand) (97 km S from epicenter)(no details): It was a night mare. I was in bad with my boyfreind.and suddenly the church in the front of my house fall down.i run to the street. And i saw a building collapsing and cars damaged. People were running in the street. (via EMSC)
(220.9 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): This is a major event here. I'm in Wellington and there are bridge collapses ripped roads. Tsunami sirens blaring people heading to high ground. Had leaks further south. MASSIVE aftershocks every few mins. Collapsed buildings people trapped roads and towns cut off (via app)
Feilding / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Taupo (New Zealand) (516 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Estava dormindo. Acordei com meu marido informando q sentiu um tremor, como se estivesse dentro de um navio. (via EMSC)
Paraparaumu / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Very long shake. Started moderate then very strong. Smashed glasses and plates in our home. Power outage.
Waihi Beach (New Zealand) (639 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Was sitting up on bed. It felt like being in a boat. I felt a bit nauseas. It last for about a minute. (via EMSC)
Ngaruawahia (New Zealand) (588 km N from epicenter)(no details): this is the first time I have experienced this. I take it was the effects of an earthquake. the house creaked a little but not a lot and a rolling sensation whilst in bed. (via EMSC)
Lower Hutt (New Zealand) (225 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Long duration - house and bed shaking. Some breakages. After shocks still going on. (via EMSC)
Nelson (New Zealand) (161 km N from epicenter)(no details): Ca a durer en moi 30secondes (via EMSC)
Christchurch (New Zealand) (97 km S from epicenter)(no details): Felt like five minutes of being on a boat, swaying. I'm sure it was only a minute or so. Hope all the peeps near Hanmer are ok, Aroha Nui x (via EMSC)
Orewa (New Zealand) (695 km N from epicenter)(no details): no, just felt the airbed i am moving (via EMSC)
Auckland (New Zealand) (667 km N from epicenter)(no details): I was in bed, still awake and felt very nauseous. I then realised the house was shaking ever so slightly and the cord for the blinds was knocking against the window. It went on for a couple of minutes. (via EMSC)
Auckland (New Zealand) (667 km N from epicenter)(no details): it felt like a rocking motion, as our house is on piles. was checking my phone at the time it started. thought my wife was moving in the bed till I saw the wooden blinds swaying. may have been about 30 seconds (via EMSC)
Papakura (New Zealand) (647 km N from epicenter)(no details): lasted at least two minutes (via EMSC)
Papakura (New Zealand) (647 km N from epicenter)(no details): On the second floor of the house I felt a lot of movement, not shaking but wobbly. Very peculiar (via EMSC)
Karaka (New Zealand) (642 km N from epicenter)(no details): I didn't notice it at first sitting down, but I noticed sounds all through the house. So I got up. Felt a bit unsteady, but it was late, nearly midnight. I blamed myself for that feeling at first. The sounds got loader and I started to feel like I was on a boat. At first I was thoroughly confused. I realized all the sounds were the blinds in the house swaying hard enough to grind the window frames and window sills. It scared me at first, like a ghost was messing with me. Both the motion and sound of the blinds got steadily worse then everything quickly ceased to move. I'm giddy with exileration and woke up a family member to find they slept through it. (via EMSC)
Omokoroa (New Zealand) (619 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Very rolling and went on for quite a long time. Then it seemed to shift directions and then roll differently. Light fixtures hung on chains from the ceiling swaying quite significantly, walls and doors creaking, all interior doors moving back and forth (via EMSC)
Tauranga (New Zealand) (619 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Was lying in bed watching YouTube next minute felt crazy vertigo like side to side motion got up turned the light on and the bloody thing was swinging (via EMSC)
Tauranga (New Zealand) (619 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It was a very light shaking for one minute thirty seconds around 12am Monday 14 November 2016 (via EMSC)
Hamilton (New Zealand) (579 km N from epicenter)(no details): I was big considering where i live and it was centred in the south island (via EMSC)
Hamilton (New Zealand) (579 km N from epicenter)(no details): Woke up from rocking felt sick. Ran to window nobody else's lights on. Only me and one dog barking noticed. Family still all asleep to. Hope everyone is ok. (via EMSC)
Rotorua (New Zealand) (577 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Woke me up. Was long. More rolling side to side type motion than rough. (via EMSC)
Cambridge (New Zealand) (574 km N from epicenter)(no details): North South oscillation approx 20mm amplitude 0.5 to 1 Hz (via EMSC)
Napier (New Zealand) (485 km NE from epicenter)(no details): The house swayed and my bed shook lasted for a few minutes (via EMSC)
Napier (New Zealand) (483 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Went on for ages. Long rolling motion like being at sea on a boat. (via EMSC)
Haumoana (New Zealand) (478 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Went on for 3-5 minutes. Strongest I have felt in my 30 years in NZ!!! (via EMSC)
Lake Hayes (New Zealand) (420 km SW from epicenter)(no details): long duration; nearly 5 minutes (via EMSC)
Dunedin (New Zealand) (405 km SW from epicenter)(no details): It felt good. (via EMSC)
Kurow (New Zealand) (304 km SW from epicenter)(no details): rolling motion at 2405hours, furniture rocked. No sound heard. (via EMSC)
Featherston (New Zealand) (262 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It seemed closer, I was surprised to find out it was down south, as it went on for so long, every room had this moved askew, or dropped off their shelf. It seemed like the earth was rolling under your feet (via EMSC)
Porirua (New Zealand) (238 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It felt like when I was trying to sleep on a boat crossing from Scotland to Holland in a rough sea with people being sick. (via EMSC)
Wellington (New Zealand) (216 km NE from epicenter)(no details): I could hear it pass on to other areas, Newtown towards Mirama. (via EMSC)
Wellington (New Zealand) (214 km NE from epicenter)(no details): That woke me out of bed, house was shaking, lasted about 1 minute (via EMSC)
Christchurch (New Zealand) (99 km S from epicenter)(no details): One happening now freaking out (via EMSC)
Christchurch (New Zealand) (97 km S from epicenter)(no details): s contant sweying notion . keep going over a minitue . the counsel flats accross the street was quickly emptied (via EMSC)
Christchurch (New Zealand) (97 km S from epicenter)(no details): One of the most violent rolling quakes I have ever felt, here. (via EMSC)
Christchurch (New Zealand) (97 km S from epicenter)(no details): The quake lasted around a minute at least, but it felt a lot longer. (via EMSC)
Kaiapoi, Canterbury (94.9 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Extremely strong shaking. Lasted a long time. Started to die down, then started up again (multiple quakes?). Ongoing aftershocks. My room hasn't stopped shaking. (via app)
Blenheim (138.8 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Got thrown to floor after trying to get out of bed. Toilet cisterns emptied, stuff strewn from cupboards (via app)
Wellington (207.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VIII (Severe shaking) (via app)
Clarks Beach (621.3 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Things were moving in my house. I felt as if it was rocking
Dunedin / MMI III (Weak shaking): Noticeable shaking of the bed for a couple of minutes. Objects not moving
Papatoetoe, Auckland / MMI III (Weak shaking): We live on level 2 and all our wall hanging were moving.
Oamaru (326.2 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Queenstown (443.5 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Slight shaking for about a minute
Hamilton / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt as 'vertigo' sensation then light swaying of light fixtures at 00:08 in Hamilton. Lasted approx 3 mins
rotorua / MMI V (Moderate shaking): big sway house squeaking actually thort someone was breaking in.
Hamilton (New Zealand) (582 km N from epicenter)(no details): Feel mild shaking (via EMSC)
Hamilton (New Zealand) (582 km N from epicenter)(no details): I felt a little dizzy afterwards (via EMSC)
Hamilton (New Zealand) (578 km N from epicenter)(no details): It was scary (via EMSC)
Temuka (New Zealand) (228 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Sudden start then Long ang rolling was wondering what was coming next ! freaked me out a little bit . (via EMSC)
Lower Hutt (New Zealand) (222 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Scary how intense it was (via EMSC)
Kaiteriteri (New Zealand) (198 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Falling asleep in Kiteriteri. Beds started shaking. Room shook a fair amount. Over roughly 1 minute, shaking diminished. Small aftershocks continue few minutes later. Still feeling aftershocks. (via EMSC)
Melbourne / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Minor shudder. Almost like a tram going past.
(203.6 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
(324.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
(399.5 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Akaroa / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(104.7 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
Auckland / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Nelson (142 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): The first earthquake felt shortly after midnight, was more likely the 6.6 intensity than the larger numbers. Unless they are echos, there have been shocks all over New Zealand.I think the damage in Wellington may have been a separate Quake. Irene
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Sun, 13 Nov 11:32 UTCM 6.2 / 15 km - [info] (336 km) SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND[Map]EMSC
Sun, 13 Nov 11:52 UTCM 6.2 / 31.7 km - [info] (326 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sun, 13 Nov 13:31 UTCM 6.0 / 25.2 km - [info] (333 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov (47 earthquakes)
Wed, 30 Nov 00:10 UTCM 2.9 / 30.3 km - [info] (361 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 00:41 UTCM 3.0 / 30.3 km - [info] (328 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 00:51 UTCM 2.6 / 23.3 km - [info] (359 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 01:25 UTCM 3.1 / 9.9 km - [info] (270 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 01:51 UTCM 3.1 / 11.3 km - [info] (269 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 01:53 UTCM 2.7 / 26.1 km - [info] (321 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 01:55 UTCM 2.7 / 35.5 km - [info] (313 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 02:01 UTCM 3.2 / 20.5 km - [info] (292 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 02:32 UTCM 2.6 / 9.9 km - [info] (280 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 02:38 UTCM 3.0 / 29.8 km - [info] (330 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 03:09 UTCM 2.9 / 9 km - [info] (270 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 03:43 UTCM 3.5 / 20.5 km - [info] (275 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 03:47 UTCM 2.8 / 23.3 km - [info] (334 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 04:02 UTCM 2.8 / 23.3 km - [info] (387 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 04:37 UTCM 2.9 / 13.9 km - [info] (282 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 04:41 UTCM 2.9 / 27 km - [info] (341 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 04:52 UTCM 3.7 / 8.8 km - [info] (370 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 05:10 UTCM 2.7 / 29.8 km - [info] (339 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 05:42 UTCM 2.6 / 24.2 km - [info] (363 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 06:13 UTCM 3.9 / 12.1 km - [info] (340 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 06:27 UTCM 2.6 / 33.1 km - [info] (329 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 07:07 UTCM 2.6 / 12 km - [info] (404 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 07:09 UTCM 2.7 / 29.4 km - [info] (334 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 07:24 UTCM 2.6 / 9.9 km - [info] (274 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 07:57 UTCM 3.0 / 25.2 km - [info] (386 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 08:19 UTCM 2.6 / 25.2 km - [info] (300 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 08:25 UTCM 3.1 / 30.8 km - [info] (314 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 08:28 UTCM 2.7 / 25.6 km - [info] (356 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 09:02 UTCM 2.8 / 26.1 km - [info] (347 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 09:21 UTCM 2.6 / 22.3 km - [info] (349 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 09:39 UTCM 3.7 / 28.9 km - [info] (271 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 09:53 UTCM 4.1 / 15.7 km - [info] (284 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 10:36 UTCM 2.9 / 15.8 km - [info] (272 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 11:18 UTCM 3.5 / 31.7 km - [info] (340 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 11:32 UTCM 3.3 / 24.2 km - [info] (274 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 12:02 UTCM 2.8 / 54.7 km - [info] (328 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 12:20 UTCM 3.5 / 11.3 km - [info] (296 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 12:29 UTCM 3.7 / 7.3 km - [info] (339 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 12:33 UTCM 3.2 / 32.7 km - [info] (369 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 12:46 UTCM 2.6 / 18.6 km - [info] (357 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 13:18 UTCM 2.8 / 15.3 km - [info] (332 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 13:48 UTCM 3.1 / 30.8 km - [info] (332 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 13:56 UTCM 2.9 / 16.7 km - [info] (294 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 14:02 UTCM 2.6 / 20.5 km - [info] (335 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 14:37 UTCM 3.4 / 13.4 km - [info] (311 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 15:43 UTCM 3.2 / 9.9 km - [info] (270 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 30 Nov 16:36 UTCM 2.9 / 53.8 km - [info] (362 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)

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