A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Christchurch in New Zealand. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005019. Unique identifier: us20005019. The temblor was detected at 13:13:43 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 172.8427 East, latitude -43.5026 South, depth = 8.23 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.23 km (5 miles). Global time and date of event 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 00:13:43 / February 14, 2016 @ 12:13 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ashburton, Kaiapoi, Christchurch (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (11 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ashburton (c. 30 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 17 km ENE of Christchurch, New Zealand.
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