A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand. The temblor was detected at 23:05:33 / 11:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008hs0. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008hs0. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 11:05:33 / February 5, 2017 @ 11:05 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.52 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 172.7954° East, latitude -42.7363° South, depth = 24.52 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Christchurch, Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 48 km N of Amberley, New Zealand.
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