A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 06:30:30 / November 15, 2016 @ 6:30 am. Unique identifier: us1000784w. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000784w. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 173.9393 East, latitude -42.3508 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 18:30:30 / 6:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim. Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km ENE of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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