M 5.8 in New Zealand on 14 Feb 2016 00:13 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.8M
Depth: 8.23 Km
Lat/Lon: -43.5026 , 172.8427
Event Date: 14 Feb 2016 00:13 UTC
Exposed Population: 470000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC
Inserted at: 14 Feb 2016 00:33 UTC

Gdacs Score

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Exposed population

The earthquake happened in New Zealand ,of Canterbury (population -99,999) . The alertlevel for this event is Green

Intensity Population
100000 people
210000 people
65000 people

Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1119425 -43.503/172.843 5.8 8.23 0 17 Oct 2016 11:06 246d 10:52 (new episode)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Canterbury New Zealand 100000 people
Canterbury New Zealand 210000 people
Canterbury New Zealand 65000 people
Canterbury New Zealand 96000 people

Affected populated places

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand Major city 350000 people 17 km
Belfast Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 18 km
Lyttelton Canterbury New Zealand Village4 3100 people 15 km
Kaiapoi Canterbury New Zealand Village4 10000 people 21 km
Woodend Canterbury New Zealand Village5 3000 people 25 km
Southbrook Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 28 km
Halswell Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 24 km
Prebbleton Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 28 km
Taitapu Canterbury New Zealand Village5 <1000 people 29 km
Rangiora Canterbury New Zealand Village4 12000 people 30 km
Templeton Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 31 km
Sefton Canterbury New Zealand Village5 <1000 people 31 km
Lincoln Canterbury New Zealand Village5 2200 people 32 km
Little River Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 29 km
Akaroa Canterbury New Zealand Village5 <1000 people 35 km
Leithfield Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 36 km
Springston Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 37 km
Rolleston Canterbury New Zealand Village5 3000 people 38 km
Amberley Canterbury New Zealand Village5 1100 people 40 km
Cust Canterbury New Zealand Village5 <1000 people 43 km
Burnham Canterbury New Zealand Village5 1200 people 45 km
Doyleston Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 50 km
Waipara Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 50 km
Kirwee Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 51 km
Leeston Canterbury New Zealand Village5 1200 people 53 km
Dunsandel Canterbury New Zealand Village5 <1000 people 55 km
Oxford Canterbury New Zealand Village5 1700 people 58 km
Southbridge Canterbury New Zealand Village5 <1000 people 59 km
Darfield Canterbury New Zealand Village5 1500 people 59 km
Waikari Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 60 km
Hawarden Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 66 km
Coalgate Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 71 km
Hororata Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 72 km
Rakaia Canterbury New Zealand Village5 1000 people 72 km
Glentunnel Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 73 km
Springfield Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 76 km
Culverden Canterbury New Zealand Village5 <1000 people 81 km
Cheviot Canterbury New Zealand Village5 <1000 people 84 km
Rotherham Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 90 km
Waiau Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 96 km
Methven Canterbury New Zealand Village5 1200 people 97 km
Ashburton Canterbury New Zealand Village4 16000 people 99 km
Tinwald Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 101 km
Hinds Canterbury New Zealand Village5 - 117 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Wigram ZWG 23 Civ. Paved No 5100
Christchurch International CHC 37 Civ. Paved Yes 10700
Ashburton ASG 91 Civ. Unpaved No 4500

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Christchurch NZCHC New Zealand
Lyttelton NZLYT New Zealand
Rangiora New Zealand
Akaroa NZAKA New Zealand

More information

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