A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 14 km E of Kaikoura, New Zealand (9 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:02:35 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007891. Unique identifier: us10007891. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 14:02:35 / November 15, 2016 @ 2:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.3 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 173.8595° East, latitude -42.4006° South, depth = 11.3 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days sixty-eight and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km E of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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