A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Exact location, longitude 173.2887° East, latitude -42.6222° South, depth = 9.36 km. Event id: us10007a0b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007a0b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/16 / 2016-11-18 14:22:56 / November 18, 2016 @ 2:22 pm. The temblor was picked up at 02:22:56 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.36 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 40 km SW of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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