A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.77 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 173.875° East, latitude -42.1465° South, depth = 6.77 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:17:32 / 11:17 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 23:17:32 / November 13, 2016 @ 11:17 pm. Id of earthquake: us100077ha. Event ids that are associated: us100077ha.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim. Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km NNE of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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