A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Oxford in New Zealand. Exact location of event, longitude 171.7146 East, latitude -43.124 South, depth = 10.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 01:35:54 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 13:35:54 / February 23, 2017 @ 1:35 pm. Id of earthquake: us20008lsg. Event ids that are associated: us20008lsg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.47 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Christchurch, Ashburton, Greymouth (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ashburton (c. 30 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Greymouth (c. 9 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 42 km WNW of Oxford, New Zealand.
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