A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/11/16 / 2016-11-28 13:00:49 / November 28, 2016 @ 1:00 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007cxe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007cxe. The temblor was detected at 01:00:49 / 1:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 173.859° East, -42.1448° South, depth 15.25 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.25 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 32 km NNE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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