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Data Event Response to the 13 November 2016 M7.8 Kaikoura, New Zealand Earthquake

Written by David Phillips & Beth Bartel
14 November 2016

Tectonic Summary

From the USGS Event Page:
The November 13, 2016 M7.8 earthquake in North Canterbury, New Zealand, occurred as the result of shallow oblique-reverse faulting on or near the boundary between the Pacific and Australia plates in South Island, New Zealand.

For more information, see the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program event page.

UNAVCO Response

Borehole Strainmeter Data
In response to the M7.8 earthquake 7.8 earthquake 53km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand on 2016-11-13 11:02:56 (UTC), UNAVCO has processed high rate one-sample-per-second (1-sps or 1 Hz) borehole strainmeter data from all borehole strainmeters in the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO). The fully processed 1-sps borehole strainmeter (BSM) dataset spanning the time period of this event is now available at http://borehole.unavco.org/bsm/earthquakes/

Community Products

Rapid GPS Time Series
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) produces real-time GPS results for IGS stations, available via https://ga.gdgps.net/archived_performance.php. The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) Center for Natural Hazards is posting rapid and refined displacements.

The Nevada Geodetic Laboratory produces rapid GPS/GNSS time series for all available GPS data, globally. The ultra-rapid GPS plots of five-minute solutions automatically update every hour. For New Zealand, this includes data from IGS stations and also a much denser data set from networks maintained by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and GeoNet.

UNAVCO Data and Support

Related Links

Map Center:
Kaikoura, New Zealand


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