A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007bd7. Id of event: us10007bd7. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:42:58 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 172.9245° East, latitude -42.9879° South, depth = 9.68 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.68 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 08:42:58 / November 22, 2016 @ 8:42 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Christchurch, Kaiapoi. Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-seven 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.
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