A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us100077e0. Event ids that are associated: us100077e0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:59:07 / 6:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 173.9899 East, latitude -42.3626 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 18:59:07 / November 13, 2016 @ 6:59 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 94 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km E of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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