A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/11/16 / 2016-11-17 21:27:01 / November 17, 2016 @ 9:27 pm. Unique identifier: us100079mp. Ids that are associated to the event: us100079mp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:27:01 / 9:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.9918 East, latitude -42.3324 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eighty-four, in the past 30 days eighty-four and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 26 km ENE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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