A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Kaikoura in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/04/17 / 2017-04-07 07:23:22 / April 7, 2017 @ 7:23 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.83 km (10 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:23:22 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.9707 East, latitude -42.0184 South, depth = 15.83 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008fdz. Unique identifier: us10008fdz.
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim. Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 49 km NNE of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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