A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. The temblor was reported at 13:30:11 / 1:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 01:30:11 / November 14, 2016 @ 1:30 am. Exact location, longitude 173.8976° East, latitude -42.459° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us100077iv. Unique identifier: us100077iv.
The epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim. Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km ESE of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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