2016 Kaikoura earthquake facts for kids
|Date||14 November 2016|
|Origin time||00:02:56 NZDT|
|Depth||15 km (9 miles)|
15 km (9 miles) north-east of Culverden
|Areas affected||New Zealand|
|Max. intensity||IX (Violent)|
|Aftershocks||> 7,000 (as of 2 December)|
57 treated for injuries
The 2016 Kaikoura earthquake was a magnitude 7.8 (Mw) earthquake in the South Island of New Zealand. It happened two minutes after midnight on 14 November 2016 NZDT (11:02 on 13 November UTC). The epicentre where shaking started was about 15 kilometres (9 mi) north-east of Culverden and 60 kilometres (37 mi) south-west of the tourist town of Kaikoura. The epicentre was about 15 kilometres deep (9 mi).
The earthquake lasted for more than a minute, and was one of the three largest earthquakes in 2016.
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