A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Exact location of event, longitude 173.4519 East, latitude -42.2839 South, depth = 10.46 km. Id of earthquake: us1000779m. Event ids that are associated: us1000779m. The temblor was picked up at 00:20:44 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.46 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 12:20:44 / November 13, 2016 @ 12:20 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim. The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 23 km NW of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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