A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. Exact location of earthquake, 173.8553° East, -42.3632° South, depth 23.75 km. Id of earthquake: us10007wlk. Event ids that are associated: us10007wlk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.75 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 22:21:29 / 10:21 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/17 / 2017-02-01 10:21:29 / February 1, 2017 @ 10:21 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 15 km ENE of Kaikoura, New Zealand.
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