A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 04:10:17 / November 14, 2016 @ 4:10 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077k0. Id of event: us100077k0. The temblor was picked up at 16:10:17 / 4:10 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 174.1034° East, -42.1708° South, depth 10 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-seven, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 43 km NE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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