A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 12 km W of Kaikoura, New Zealand (7 miles) on Sunday. 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: 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 18:54:33 / August 5, 2017 @ 6:54 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.5311 East, latitude -42.4266 South, depth = 17.78 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.78 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a57e. Unique identifier: us2000a57e. The temblor was reported at 06:54:33 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km W of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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