A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.37 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008621. Id of event: us10008621. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 19:01:02 / March 1, 2017 @ 7:01 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:01:02 / 7:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 173.129° East, latitude -43.0016° South, depth = 10.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Christchurch, Kaiapoi.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km ENE of Amberley, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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