A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 22 km ESE of Kaikoura, New Zealand (14 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 173.9285° East, latitude -42.4982° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 14:27:06 / 2:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/16 / 2016-12-21 02:27:06 / December 21, 2016 @ 2:27 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007llq. Unique identifier: us10007llq.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km ESE of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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