A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Wakefield in New Zealand on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20004gwj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004gwj. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:42:41 / 4:42 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/12/15 / 2015-12-13 15:42:41 / December 13, 2015 @ 3:42 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 172.34° East, -41.51° South, depth 6 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nelson, Richmond, Motueka (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 has occurred nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 60 km WSW of Wakefield, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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