A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 11 km W of Kaikoura, New Zealand (7 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 05:16:31 / November 14, 2016 @ 5:16 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:16:31 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077kc. Id of event: us100077kc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.5358 East, latitude -42.4105 South, depth = 23.52 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 23.52 km (15 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-two, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km W of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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