A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Friday. The temblor was detected at 04:00:58 / 4:00 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us100087xl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087xl. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/03/17 / 2017-03-09 16:00:58 / March 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 44 km, 173.2661° East, -42.7792° South. 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 84 km (52 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kaiapoi (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four 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: 53 km SW of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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