A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 38 km WSW of Kaikoura, New Zealand (24 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:58:10 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 15:58:10 / November 21, 2016 @ 3:58 pm. Unique identifier: us10007b5n. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007b5n. Exact location of earthquake, 173.2559° East, -42.558° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days sixty-nine 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 38 km WSW of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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