A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us10007bbx. Event ids that are associated: us10007bbx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3.79 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 172.9699 East, latitude -42.8767 South, depth = 3.79 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:13:36 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 05:13:36 / November 22, 2016 @ 5:13 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Christchurch, Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 37 km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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