A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Exact location of earthquake, 173.8065° East, -42.2914° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 20:22:13 / November 13, 2016 @ 8:22 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us100077f0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077f0. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:22:13 / 8:22 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 16 km NE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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