A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.1883 East, latitude -43.092 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us100087sm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087sm. 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: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 20:51:23 / March 8, 2017 @ 8:51 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:51:23 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Christchurch, Kaiapoi. Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 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 five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 37 km ENE of Amberley, New Zealand.
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