A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 29 km SE of Kaikoura, New Zealand (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10007833. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007833. The temblor was reported at 16:12:44 / 4:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 04:12:44 / November 15, 2016 @ 4:12 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.9681 East, latitude -42.567 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days sixty-one, in the past 30 days sixty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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: 29 km SE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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