SeismicAI Detects and Alerts on New Zealand Coast Earthquake
SeismicAI pilot system detected and issued an alert on a magnitude 5.3 earthquake in New Zealand, which took place on 5.5.23, at 11:37:12 (GMT), 23:37:12 local time. The epicenter was located in the ocean, 70 km North of Te Kaha, at a depth of 175 km.
The lead time for Auckland (201.258 km from epicenter) was 26.113 seconds
Over 3000 people reportedly felt the shaking, along the coast of the North Island.
New Zealand is located on the meeting of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates. The Hikurangi plate boundary, close to the East Coast of the North Island, is where the Pacific tectonic plate dives underneath the Australian tectonic plate. These plates continually clash, generating stresses which, in turn, cause seismic events.
Origin time: 11:37:12 (GMT)
Detection time: 11:37:39 (GMT)
Epicenter: -37.21, 177.24
Depth: 175 km
Lead time for Auckland: Auckland (201.258 km from epicenter) – 26.113 seconds