A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand on Monday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:16:06 / 1:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 172.7402 East, latitude -42.7153 South, depth = 17.71 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 01:16:06 / February 20, 2017 @ 1:16 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kul. Id of event: us20008kul. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.71 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Christchurch, Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 50 km N of Amberley, New Zealand.
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