A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 00:39:00 / February 9, 2016 @ 12:39 am. The temblor was picked up at 13:39:00 / 1:39 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ywf. Id of event: us20004ywf. The epicenter was at a depth of 50.77 km (32 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 173.0751° East, -42.1293° South, depth 50.77 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim, Nelson, Richmond (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km WNW of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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