A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.0196 East, latitude -42.9746 South, depth = 14.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:49:38 / 9:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.89 km (9 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 09:49:38 / November 22, 2016 @ 9:49 am. Unique identifier: us10007bdi. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007bdi.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Christchurch, Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop).
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 three, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 31 km NE of Amberley, New Zealand.
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