A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us10007bcy. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007bcy. Global time and date of event 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 07:53:24 / November 22, 2016 @ 7:53 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 16.66 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:53:24 / 7:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 172.8802 East, latitude -43.0174 South, depth = 16.66 km.
Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Christchurch, Kaiapoi.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eighty, in the past 30 days eighty and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 20 km NE of Amberley, New Zealand.
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