A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 08:51:14 / November 15, 2016 @ 8:51 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.77 km (7 miles). Event id: us1000785n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000785n. The temblor was reported at 20:51:14 / 8:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 173.9215° East, -42.3701° South, depth 10.77 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty, in the last 10 days one hundred and ten, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 20 km ENE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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