A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 21:57:40 / November 13, 2016 @ 9:57 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077fw. Id of event: us100077fw. The temblor was detected at 09:57:40 / 9:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 173.7802° East, -42.3047° South.
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days twenty-eight, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km NE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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