A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008j7v. Unique identifier: us20008j7v. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.96 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, depth 18.96 km, 172.758° East, -42.7019° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/02/17 / 2017-02-11 20:18:54 / February 11, 2017 @ 8:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:18:54 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Christchurch, Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 51 km N of Amberley, New Zealand.
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