A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.75 km (11 miles). Unique identifier: us200082u5. Ids that are associated to the event: us200082u5. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:35:21 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.7307 East, latitude -42.2424 South, depth = 17.75 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 14:35:21 / December 20, 2016 @ 2:35 pm.
Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). 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.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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