A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Unique identifier: us100077aj. Ids that are associated to the event: us100077aj. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 13:31:26 / November 13, 2016 @ 1:31 pm. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:31:26 / 1:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 173.73° East, -42.323° South, depth 8.71 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.71 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 10 km NNE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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