A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 13 km SE of Kaikoura, New Zealand (8 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:25:41 / 4:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 173.8163° East, -42.4801° South, depth 11.75 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.75 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 16:25:41 / November 15, 2016 @ 4:25 pm. Id of earthquake: us100078bw. Event ids that are associated: us100078bw.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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 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: 13 km SE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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