A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.45 km (5 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 12:27:59 / November 13, 2016 @ 12:27 pm. The temblor was detected at 00:27:59 / 12:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.7573 East, latitude -42.3965 South, depth = 7.45 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us100077ff. Event ids that are associated: us100077ff.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim. Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (62 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km E of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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