A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 122 km SW of Hokitika, New Zealand (76 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.24 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004rfj. Unique identifier: us10004rfj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 21:32:00 / February 20, 2016 @ 9:32 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.9388 East, latitude -43.5183 South, depth = 9.24 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:32:00 / 10:32 am (local time epicenter).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 122 km SW of Hokitika, New Zealand.
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