A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Wanaka in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:53:25 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.679 East, latitude -44.1394 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 13:53:25 / January 30, 2017 @ 1:53 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007w6b. Id of event: us10007w6b.
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Queenstown (c. 10 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Queenstown.
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 72 km NNW of Wanaka, New Zealand.
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