A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:09:27 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.5 km (13 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 05:09:27 / November 15, 2016 @ 5:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000783l. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000783l. Exact location of earthquake, 173.6868° East, -42.3132° South, depth 21.5 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km N of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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