A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 23 km E of Kaikoura, New Zealand (14 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:47:25 / 6:47 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077sk. Id of event: us100077sk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 173.9717 East, latitude -42.4028 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 18:47:25 / November 14, 2016 @ 6:47 pm UTC/GMT.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-seven, in the last 10 days eighty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-two and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 23 km E of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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