M 6 in New Zealand on 05 Apr 2021 07:37 UTC
EQ parameters

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: 6.0M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -37.5205 , 179.6745
Event Date: 05 Apr 2021 07:37 UTC
05 Apr 2021 19:37 Local
Exposed Population: About 100 people in MMI>=IV
Few people within 100km
Source: NEIC us6000dz3c
Inserted at: 05 Apr 2021 08:00 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 1.1 (New Zealand)


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GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us6000dz3c Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1368641 0 05 Apr 2021 07:37 6M, 10km 4.99 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:22 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in New Zealand , County of East Cape.

Radius Population
100 km <1000 people
75 km no people
50 km no people
20 km no people
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
East Cape New Zealand -
Bay of Plenty New Zealand -
Hawke's Bay New Zealand -
Waikato New Zealand 38000 people
Wanganui-Manawatu New Zealand -
Auckland New Zealand 320000 people
Taranaki New Zealand -
Wellington New Zealand 150000 people
Northland New Zealand -

Critical infrastructure

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

More information

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