A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 20 km E of Kaikoura, New Zealand (12 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.18 km (13 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/11/16 / 2016-11-14 20:14:52 / November 14, 2016 @ 8:14 pm. Event id: us100077ut. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100077ut. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.9258 East, latitude -42.4237 South, depth = 20.18 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:14:52 / 8:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-seven, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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