PAGER - M 7.0 - SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are vulnerable to earthquake shaking, though some resistant structures exist. A magnitude 6.1 earthquake 237 km Northeast of this one struck Cape Campbell, New Zealand on January 18, 1977 (UTC), with estimated population exposures of 59,000 at intensity VI and 258,000 at intensity V, with no reported fatalities. On November 24, 1995 (UTC), a magnitude 6.1 earthquake 62 km Northwest of this one struck Cass, New Zealand, with estimated population exposures of 380,000 at intensity V and 223,000 at intensity IV, with no reported fatalities.
Estimated Population Exposed to Earthquake Shaking
|Est. Modified Mercalli Intensity||Est. Population Exposure||Perceived Shaking||Potential Structure Damage|
|X||0||Extreme||V. Heavy||V. Heavy|
Population per ~1 sq. km. from LandScan
|Selected Cities Exposed
|Shaking Intensity |
Full City Exposure List
PAGER results are generally available on the Internet within 30 minutes of the earthquake’s occurrence. However, information on the extent of shaking will be uncertain in the minutes and hours following and earthquake and typically improves as additional sensor data and reported intensities are acquired and incorporated into models of the earthquake's source. Users of PAGER estimates should account for uncertainty and always seek the most current PAGER release for any earthquake.