A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 11:52:43 / November 13, 2016 @ 11:52 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 23:52:43 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000779b. Unique identifier: us1000779b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.6507 East, latitude -42.2496 South, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nelson, Richmond, Blenheim (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 113 km (70 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 17 km N of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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