A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 21 km WSW of Kaikoura, New Zealand (13 miles). Global time and date of event 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 15:03:49 / November 16, 2016 @ 3:03 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.05 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 03:03:49 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: usa0014cr8. Ids that are associated to the event: usa0014cr8. Exact location of event, longitude 173.4571 East, latitude -42.5032 South, depth = 13.05 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km WSW of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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