PAGER - M 5.6 - NORTH 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: GREEN

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 23:42:55 UTC (12:42:55 local)Location: 38.8° S, 176.1° EDepth: 109kmEvent Id: USB000D766Alert Version: 3Created: 1 week, 0 days after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.
Estimated FatalitiesFatality Alert Level: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITY ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED FATALITIES (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 (GREEN)
 
76
1 to 9 (YELLOW)
 
24
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: GREEN
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: GREEN
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
65
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
30
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
4
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)0
1 to 10 billion (RED)0
10 to 100 billion (RED)0
100 billion + (RED)0

Detailed Information

Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
Estimated Modified Mercalli IntensityIII-IIIIVVVIVIIVIIIIXX
Est. Population Exposure---*863k*159k21k00000
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 resistant to earthquake shaking, though some vulnerable structures exist.

Historical Earthquakes (with MMI)

Date (UTC)Dist (km)MagMax MMI (#)Shaking Deaths
2001-10-213526.6V (28)0
1987-03-021096.5IX (389)0
2004-07-18935.4VII (667)1

Recent earthquakes in this area have caused secondary hazards such as landslides that might have contributed to losses.

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
VTaupo22k
IVTurangi3k
IVTokoroa14k
IVMurupara2k
IVRotorua66k
IVWaiouru1k
IIINapier57k
IIIHamilton153k
IIITauranga110k
IIIGisborne34k
IIIPalmerston North76k

(k = x1,000)

Historical Events Map
Nearby Events in the EXPO-CAT Earthquake Catalog
#Date/TimeMagLat, Lon, DepthCountryMax MMI (Exposed)DeathsSecondary Effects
ShakingTotal
11976-03-20
17:58 UTC
5.539.24° S, 177.27° E
35km
NZVII (36)00
21977-01-18
05:41 UTC
6.141.75° S, 174.38° E
41km
NZVI (57 k)00
31980-10-05
15:32 UTC
5.639.62° S, 176.67° E
37km
NZVII (47 k)00
41982-09-02
15:58 UTC
5.439.75° S, 176.75° E
32km
NZVII (47 k)00
51984-12-30
21:36 UTC
6.836.68° S, 177.63° E
24km
NZV (2 k)00
61985-07-19
14:34 UTC
638.78° S, 177.21° E
40km
NZVII (3 k)00
71987-03-02
01:42 UTC
6.538.05° S, 176.87° E
50km
NZIX (389)01landslide
81987-03-02
01:50 UTC
5.837.94° S, 176.99° E
20km
NZVIII (19 k)00
91987-03-02
07:55 UTC
5.537.91° S, 176.85° E
10km
NZVIII (1 k)00
101989-11-30
08:58 UTC
5.638.88° S, 178.23° E
34km
NZVI (22 k)00
111990-02-19
05:34 UTC
6.240.37° S, 176.2° E
25km
NZVII (5 k)00
121990-05-13
04:23 UTC
6.440.29° S, 176.15° E
23km
NZVIII (440)00
131990-08-15
15:54 UTC
5.140.4° S, 176.36° E
33km
NZVI (4 k)00
141992-03-02
09:05 UTC
5.540.37° S, 176.37° E
19km
NZV (3 k)00
151992-05-16
17:57 UTC
5.738.35° S, 178.2° E
24km
NZVII (2 k)00
161992-06-21
17:43 UTC
6.237.82° S, 177.02° E
36km
NZV (25 k)00
171993-04-11
06:59 UTC
5.739.72° S, 176.49° E
27km
NZVI (846)00
181993-08-10
09:46 UTC
6.438.5° S, 177.8° E
14km
NZIX (65)00
191994-12-15
11:20 UTC
6.337.55° S, 177.59° E
25km
NZVI (394)00
201995-02-05
22:51 UTC
7.137.82° S, 178.88° E
41km
NZVIII (121)00
211995-02-10
01:45 UTC
6.538.08° S, 178.68° E
28km
NZVII (1 k)00
222001-10-15
03:49 UTC
5.539.69° S, 176.63° E
34km
NZVII (41 k)00
232001-10-21
00:29 UTC
6.636.94° S, 179.32° E
18km
NZV (28)00
242004-07-18
04:22 UTC
5.438.01° S, 176.43° E
2km
NZVII (667)11landslide
MMICityPopulation
VTaupo22k
IVTurangi3k
IVTokoroa14k
IVMurupara2k
IVRotorua66k
IVWaiouru1k
IVKawerau7k
IIIOtorohanga3k
IIINapier57k
IIIEdgecumbe2k
IIIHastings62k
IIIWairoa4k
IIIMaketu1k
IIIWhakatane19k
IIIHamilton153k
IIIOpotiki4k
IIIKatikati3k
IIITauranga110k
IIIWanganui40k
IIIRaglan3k
IIIWaihi Beach2k
IIIWaitara6k
IIIWaihi5k
IIIBulls2k
IIIPaeroa4k
IIIEltham2k
IIIGisborne34k
IIITe Kauwhata1k
IIIPalmerston North76k
IIINew Plymouth49k
IIIPatea1k
IIINgatea1k
IIIHawera11k
IIIWaiuku8k

(k = x1,000)


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