A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Takaka in New Zealand. Exact location, longitude 172.4976° East, latitude -40.8847° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 08:26:23 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 20:26:23 / August 16, 2017 @ 8:26 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000a8w9. Event ids that are associated: us2000a8w9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nelson, Richmond, Motueka (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 three 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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 W of Takaka, New Zealand.
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