A earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.4 East, latitude -42.7 South, depth = 10 km. The 6.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:34:27 / 12:34 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: at00oglw9b. Event ids that are associated: pt16319050, at00oglw9b. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 00:34:27 / November 14, 2016 @ 12:34 am. A tsunami warning has been issued near Kaikoura in New Zealand (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Christchurch, Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 112 km (69 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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. 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 SW of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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