A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Hokitika in New Zealand. Unique identifier: us20009yfy. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009yfy. Exact location of event, longitude 170.9088 East, latitude -43.1778 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 20/07/17 / 2017-07-20 13:39:58 / July 20, 2017 @ 1:39 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:39:58 / 1:39 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Greymouth (c. 9 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Greymouth. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 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 one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 51 km S of Hokitika, New Zealand.
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