A earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Id of earthquake: us100077hw. Event ids that are associated: pt16319050, at00oglw9b, us100077hw. Exact location, longitude 173.2615° East, latitude -42.5783° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaikoura in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:34:22 / 12:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 00:34:22 / November 14, 2016 @ 12:34 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Christchurch, Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 118 km (73 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 39 km WSW of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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