A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us100085tp. Unique identifier: us100085tp. Global time and date of event 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 21:19:42 / February 28, 2017 @ 9:19 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:19:42 / 9:19 am (local time epicenter). 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 13.43 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 173.1841 East, latitude -43.0427 South, depth = 13.43 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Christchurch, Kaiapoi. Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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