A earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 173.4897° East, -42.1962° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007795. Unique identifier: us10007795. The 6.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:32:07 / 11:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 11:32:07 / November 13, 2016 @ 11:32 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Motueka, Nelson, Richmond. Epicenter of the event was 104 km (65 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 125 km (77 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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. 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: 28 km NW of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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