A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.27 km (12 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:08:15 / 1:08 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/17 / 2017-03-19 01:08:15 / March 19, 2017 @ 1:08 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008t3y. Id of event: us20008t3y. Exact location of earthquake, 173.8314° East, -42.2892° South, depth 19.27 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). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km NE of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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