A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 173.9285° East, -42.0687° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 13:28:21 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 01:28:21 / November 14, 2016 @ 1:28 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077ip. Id of event: us100077ip.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nelson, Richmond, Blenheim (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-five, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km NNE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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