A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:17:42 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/03/17 / 2017-03-01 16:17:42 / March 1, 2017 @ 4:17 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.83 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us100085zw. Ids that are associated to the event: us100085zw. Exact location, longitude 173.2251° East, latitude -43.051° South, depth = 10.83 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Christchurch, Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop).
Every 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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 42 km ENE of Amberley, New Zealand.
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