A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Christchurch in New Zealand on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.07 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d1uj. Id of event: us6000d1uj. The temblor was reported at 11:36:46 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/12/20 / 2020-12-22 11:36:46 / December 22, 2020 @ 11:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 29.07 km, 172.7106° East, -43.5815° South.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kaiapoi, Christchurch (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 8 km (5 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km SE of Christchurch, New Zealand.
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