M 7 in Kermadec Islands Region on 16 Mar 2023 00:56 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: 7.0M
Depth: 22.065 Km
Event Date: 16 Mar 2023 00:56 UTC
15 Mar 2023 12:56 Local
Exposed Population:
Source: NEIC us7000jkbd
Inserted at: 16 Mar 2023 01:13 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score:
1.1 ()
Maximun Wave Height observed: 0.11 m


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Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0.2 0.2
us7000jkbd Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave alert 0.2m  
  C1 shakemap -0.59 Max wave realtime 0.2m  
  C2 shakemap 0.53      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 1      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.
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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1495606 0.6 16 Mar 2023 00:55 7.1M, 10km N/A No people affected (in 100km) 0.7m (at 00:25) 00:09 PTWC
1495610 0.2 16 Mar 2023 00:56 7M, 22.065km 4.6 No people affected (in 100km) 0.2m (at 00:18) 00:17 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.

Estimated Tsunami affected locations

The maximum observed wave height is 0.11m in Raoul Is Boat Cove;
The maximum Wave height is  0.2m in Raoul Island Boat Cove, New Zealand. This height is estimated for 16-Mar-2023 01:14:71.

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Wave height (m)
16-Mar-2023 01:14:71 Raoul Island Boat Cove New Zealand  0.2

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Initial conditions

Title: ""M 7, Kermadec Islands region""

Fault parameters

  • Latitude: -30.115
  • Longitude: -176.112
  • Length: 50 km
  • Width: 14 km
  • Magnitude: 7 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: 1.3 m
  • Strike: 201 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 25 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: 22 km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): -180.612, -34.615, -171.612, -25.615
  • Instead of Step -> use Cell size:.75 minutes

Sea Level

More information

  • Timeline:
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  • Montecarlo:
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