A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Christchurch in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20004v7b. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004v7b. The temblor was detected at 12:24:41 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 172.51 East, latitude -43.55 South, depth = 9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 23:24:41 / January 27, 2016 @ 11:24 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashburton, Kaiapoi, Christchurch. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 10 km (6 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ashburton (c. 30 100 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km W of Christchurch, New Zealand.
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