A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 2 km NW of Kaikoura, New Zealand (1 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:03:00 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100077ne. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077ne. The epicenter was at a depth of 20.15 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 12:03:00 / November 14, 2016 @ 12:03 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 173.6589 East, latitude -42.3885 South, depth = 20.15 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-one, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light 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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