A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 23:13:36 / November 16, 2016 @ 11:13 pm. The temblor was detected at 11:13:36 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 15.46 km, 173.8858° East, -42.2926° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.46 km (10 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000793t. Event ids that are associated: us1000793t.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seventy-eight, in the past 30 days seventy-eight and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 21 km NE of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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