A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Nelson in New Zealand on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.57 km (56 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.3825 East, latitude -41.4201 South, depth = 89.57 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/12/17 / 2017-12-07 08:30:15 / December 7, 2017 @ 8:30 am. Event id: us2000c1i1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c1i1. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:30:15 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim, Motueka, Richmond.
Each 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. 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 thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 17 km SSE of Nelson, New Zealand.
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