A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 73 km WNW of Kaikoura, New Zealand (45 miles). Event id: us100088dk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088dk. The temblor was reported at 17:58:04 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.23 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/03/17 / 2017-03-11 05:58:04 / March 11, 2017 @ 5:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 172.8418 East, latitude -42.1825 South, depth = 50.23 km.
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 five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km WNW of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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