A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Te Anau in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 167.6442 East, latitude -44.9371 South, depth = 130.64 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:23:24 / 12:23 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008s7t. Unique identifier: us20008s7t. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 130.64 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 00:23:24 / March 15, 2017 @ 12:23 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Queenstown (c. 10 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Queenstown (min 5000 pop).
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km N of Te Anau, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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