A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:54:55 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us100077qr. Ids that are associated to the event: us100077qr. Global time and date of event 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 15:54:55 / November 14, 2016 @ 3:54 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.0739 East, latitude -42.511 South, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaiapoi. Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days fourty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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