A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 11 km SW of Kaikoura, New Zealand (7 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/17 / 2017-03-10 06:45:14 / March 10, 2017 @ 6:45 am. Exact location of earthquake, 173.5735° East, -42.4704° South, depth 27.1 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.1 km (17 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008833. Unique identifier: us10008833. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:45:14 / 6:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 11 km SW of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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