A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Monday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:14:50 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 20:14:50 / November 13, 2016 @ 8:14 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.8945 East, latitude -42.3703 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us100077ey. Event ids that are associated: us100077ey. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 twenty-two, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 18 km ENE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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