A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.01 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10007rzk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007rzk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:56:08 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 9.01 km, 173.7983° East, -42.033° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/17 / 2017-01-08 12:56:08 / January 8, 2017 @ 12:56 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim. Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 42 km NNE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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