A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 16 km WNW of Kaikoura, New Zealand (10 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 16.3 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ddsq. Unique identifier: us2000ddsq. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:04:33 / 4:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.4881 East, latitude -42.3633 South, depth = 16.3 km. Global time and date of event 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 16:04:33 / March 7, 2018 @ 4:04 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-three 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km WNW of Kaikoura, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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