A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Wakefield in New Zealand. The temblor was reported at 04:13:54 / 4:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008j0t. Unique identifier: us10008j0t. Exact location of earthquake, 173.1245° East, -41.6192° South, depth 12.63 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/04/17 / 2017-04-19 16:13:54 / April 19, 2017 @ 4:13 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.63 km (8 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim, Motueka, Nelson (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop).
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 four and in the last 365 days two hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 25 km SSE of Wakefield, New Zealand.
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