A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Christchurch in New Zealand on Friday. Global time and date of event 19/01/18 / 2018-01-19 11:32:44 / January 19, 2018 @ 11:32 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 24.55 km (15 miles). The temblor was reported at 23:32:44 / 11:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 172.6887° East, -43.597° South, depth 24.55 km. Event id: us2000cl47. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cl47.
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 8 km (5 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ashburton (c. 30 100 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ashburton, Kaiapoi, Christchurch (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km SSE of Christchurch, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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