A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Christchurch in New Zealand on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 172.6992 East, latitude -43.5202 South, depth = 10 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:20:01 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bd1h. Id of event: us7000bd1h. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/20 / 2020-08-26 00:20:01 / August 26, 2020 @ 12:20 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kaiapoi, Christchurch. Epicenter of the event was 6 km (3 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Each 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 four 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km ENE of Christchurch, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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