A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand. Exact location of event, longitude 172.9851 East, latitude -42.7684 South, depth = 8.17 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.17 km (5 miles). Unique identifier: us100077fe. Ids that are associated to the event: us100077fe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 12:15:58 / November 13, 2016 @ 12:15 pm. The temblor was reported at 00:15:58 / 12:15 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Christchurch, Kaiapoi.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-eight, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 48 km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand.
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