A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Event id: us100077a8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077a8. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 12:52:19 / November 13, 2016 @ 12:52 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.92 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 00:52:19 / 12:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 4.92 km, 173.6438° East, -42.232° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km N of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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