A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand on Friday. Id of earthquake: us100079h3. Event ids that are associated: us100079h3. Exact location of earthquake, 172.8819° East, -42.7527° South, depth 18.03 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.03 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:42:31 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). 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: 17/11/16 / 2016-11-17 17:42:31 / November 17, 2016 @ 5:42 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Christchurch, Kaiapoi. Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 47 km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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