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M 5.8 in New Zealand on 16 May 2018 17:22 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Earthquake impact
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Earthquake event

  • Magnitude: 5.8 M
  • Depth: 10 km (very shallow)
  • Area affected by light damage (estimated radius): 28 km (MMI VI)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC us1000e6hz
  • Location (latitude/longitude): -33.9157, -179.5412
  • Time (UTC): 16 May 2018 17:22:13
  • Time (ECT): 16 May 2018 19:22:13
  • INFORM Coping capacity: 1.1 ()

Event time line

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Date event (UTC)Date shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0.01 1210851 -33.915700/-179.541200 5.8 10 0 16 May 2018 17:22 16 May 2018 17:42 00:20 (new episode)
2 0.01 1210851 -33.915700/-179.541200 5.8 10 0 16 May 2018 17:22 16 May 2018 19:25 02:03 (upd of #1)

(*) Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale

Earthquake impact details

The earthquake happened in unknowed a zone.

The alertlevel for this event is GREEN


Population in major intensity
Intensity Population
no people

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