A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 26 km W of Kaikoura, New Zealand (16 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 173.3647° East, latitude -42.3911° 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 event in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 12:37:45 / November 13, 2016 @ 12:37 pm. Id of earthquake: us100077a0. Event ids that are associated: us100077a0. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:37:45 / 12:37 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 26 km W of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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