A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Sunday. Global time and date of event 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 19:08:44 / January 21, 2017 @ 7:08 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.67 km (10 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 173.6266 East, latitude -42.2813 South, depth = 15.67 km. Unique identifier: us20008hfs. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008hfs. The temblor was detected at 07:08:44 / 7:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-six 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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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: 14 km NNW of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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