PAGER - M 7.0 - SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

Alert level does not include impacts from earthquake-related hazards such as tsunamis, landslides, fires or liquefaction.

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: RED

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 16:35:46 UTC (04:35:46 local)Location: 43.5° S, 172.1° EDepth: 5kmEvent Id: US2010ATBJAlert Version: 2Created: 3 weeks, 0 days after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Red alert level for economic losses. Extensive damage is probable and the disaster is likely widespread. Estimated economic losses are 0-4% GDP of New Zealand. Past events with this alert level have required a national or international level response. Green alert level for shaking-related fatalities. There is a low likelihood of casualties.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
100
1 to 9 (YELLOW)0
10 to 99 (YELLOW)0
100 to 999 (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 thousand (RED)0
10 to 100 thousand (RED)0
100 thousand + (RED)0
Estimated Economic LossesEconomic Alert Level: RED
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: RED
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)0
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)1
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
8
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)
 
26
1 to 10 billion (RED)
 
36
10 to 100 billion (RED)
 
22
100 billion + (RED)
 
6

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*2k*129k*86k139k298k20k2k0
Perceived ShakingNot FeltWeakLightModerateStrongVery StrongSevereViolentExtreme
Potential Structure DamageResistantnonenonenoneV. LightLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. Heavy
VulnerablenonenonenoneLightModerateModerate/HeavyHeavyV. HeavyV. Heavy
*Estimated exposure only includes population within calculated shake map area
Population Exposure
Population per ~1 sq. km. from LandScan
Population Exposure Map

Structure Information Summary

Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are highly resistant to earthquake shaking, though some vulnerable structures exist.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
1984-06-241176.1VIII (18)0
1990-02-101476VIII (61)0
1994-06-19565.9VIII (12)0

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
VIIIRolleston3k
VIIIBurnham1k
VIIIDarfield2k
VIIWoodend3k
VIILeeston1k
VIIChristchurch364k
VTimaru28k
VOamaru13k
VGreymouth9k
IVBlenheim27k
IIIWanaka4k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11976-05-04
13:56 UTC
6.544.73° S, 167.66° E
31km
NZVIII (5)00
21977-01-18
05:41 UTC
6.141.75° S, 174.38° E
41km
NZVI (57 k)00
31984-06-24
13:29 UTC
6.143.6° S, 170.67° E
9km
NZVIII (18)00
41988-06-03
23:27 UTC
6.745.04° S, 167.59° E
75km
NZVII (823)00
51990-02-10
03:27 UTC
642.31° S, 172.84° E
1km
NZVIII (61)00
61990-02-10
03:54 UTC
5.742.39° S, 172.81° E
15km
NZVIII (6)00
71991-01-28
12:58 UTC
5.741.97° S, 171.77° E
27km
NZVI (8 k)00
81991-01-28
18:00 UTC
5.841.97° S, 171.77° E
18km
NZVI (6 k)00
91994-06-18
03:25 UTC
6.743.12° S, 171.65° E
11km
NZVII (33)00
101994-06-19
13:43 UTC
5.943.17° S, 171.63° E
7km
NZVIII (12)00
111995-11-24
06:18 UTC
6.142.99° S, 171.84° E
4km
NZVII (71)00
122001-12-07
19:27 UTC
5.844.2° S, 168.84° E
35km
NZVII (476)00

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