PAGER - M 6.5 - COOK STRAIT, NEW ZEALAND

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

Earthquake Shaking Alert Level: YELLOW

Download Alert PDFWhat's this?Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 02:31:05 UTC (15:31:05 local)Location: 41.7° S, 174.2° EDepth: 8kmEvent Id: USB000J4IZAlert Version: 17Created: 9 weeks, 1 day after earthquake.
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Alert Information

Yellow alert level for economic losses. Some damage is possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of New Zealand. Past events with this alert level have required a local or regional 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)
 
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: YELLOW
ESTIMATED ECONOMIC ALERT: YELLOW
ESTIMATED VALUE IN USD (LEVEL)Probability (%)
0 to 1 million (GREEN)
 
26
1 to 10 million (YELLOW)
 
36
10 to 100 million (YELLOW)
 
28
100 million to 1 billion (ORANGE)
 
10
1 to 10 billion (RED)1
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---*1,064k*193k237k2k2k000
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
1984-06-243526.1VIII (18)0
1990-02-101266VIII (61)0
1990-05-132326.4VIII (440)0

Selected Cities Exposedfrom GeoNames Database of Cities with 1,000 or more residents.
MMICityPopulation
VWellington382k
VKarori14k
VKelburn4k
VBrooklyn4k
VBlenheim27k
VPetone7k
IVRichmond14k
IIINelson59k
IIIPalmerston North76k
IIIGreymouth9k
IIIChristchurch364k

(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
51984-06-24
13:29 UTC
6.143.6° S, 170.67° E
9km
NZVIII (18)00
61990-02-10
03:27 UTC
642.31° S, 172.84° E
1km
NZVIII (61)00
71990-02-10
03:54 UTC
5.742.39° S, 172.81° E
15km
NZVIII (6)00
81990-02-19
05:34 UTC
6.240.37° S, 176.2° E
25km
NZVII (5 k)00
91990-05-13
04:23 UTC
6.440.29° S, 176.15° E
23km
NZVIII (440)00
101990-08-15
15:54 UTC
5.140.4° S, 176.36° E
33km
NZVI (4 k)00
111991-01-28
12:58 UTC
5.741.97° S, 171.77° E
27km
NZVI (8 k)00
121991-01-28
18:00 UTC
5.841.97° S, 171.77° E
18km
NZVI (6 k)00
131992-03-02
09:05 UTC
5.540.37° S, 176.37° E
19km
NZV (3 k)00
141993-04-11
06:59 UTC
5.739.72° S, 176.49° E
27km
NZVI (846)00
151994-06-18
03:25 UTC
6.743.12° S, 171.65° E
11km
NZVII (33)00
161994-06-19
13:43 UTC
5.943.17° S, 171.63° E
7km
NZVIII (12)00
171995-11-24
06:18 UTC
6.142.99° S, 171.84° E
4km
NZVII (71)00
182001-10-15
03:49 UTC
5.539.69° S, 176.63° E
34km
NZVII (41 k)00
MMICityPopulation
VWellington382k
VKelburn4k
VKarori14k
VBrooklyn4k
VBlenheim27k
VPetone7k
IVLower Hutt101k
IVPorirua51k
IVPicton3k
IVUpper Hutt38k
IVRichmond14k
IVBrightwater2k
IVMapua2k
IVKaikoura2k
IIIMotueka7k
IIIWakefield2k
IIINelson59k
IIIOtaki6k
IIIParaparaumu25k
IIIWaipawa2k
IIITakaka1k
IIIMasterton21k
IIILevin20k
IIIFoxton5k
IIIPalmerston North76k
IIIAmberley1k
IIIBulls2k
IIIWestport4k
IIIWoodend3k
IIIWanganui40k
IIIPatea1k
IIIKaiapoi10k
IIIHawera11k
IIICastlepoint2k
IIIRolleston3k
IIIDarfield2k
IIIBurnham1k
IIILincoln2k
IIILeeston1k
IIIOxford2k
IIIRakaia1k
IIIMethven1k
IIIAshburton30k
IIITinwald3k
IIIGreymouth9k
IIIHastings62k
IIIChristchurch364k
IITaradale17k

(k = x1,000)


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