A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Christchurch in New Zealand. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 06:17:41 / February 18, 2016 @ 6:17 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:17:41 / 7:17 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.13 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 172.8517° East, -43.492° South, depth 11.13 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004qqq. Unique identifier: us10004qqq.
Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kaiapoi, Christchurch (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 18 km ENE of Christchurch, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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