A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.42 km (11 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:44:28 / 6:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 18.42 km, 173.9916° East, -42.0085° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 18:44:28 / November 14, 2016 @ 6:44 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077sj. Id of event: us100077sj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-seven, in the last 10 days eighty, in the past 30 days eighty and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 51 km NNE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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