A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:12:39 / 11:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 11:12:39 / November 13, 2016 @ 11:12 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 173.6554 East, latitude -42.3902 South, depth = 10.37 km. Event id: us10007798. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007798. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.37 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim. Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 2 km NW of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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