A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Motueka in New Zealand on Monday. Global time and date of event 16/04/18 / 2018-04-16 11:01:14 / April 16, 2018 @ 11:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 115.09 km, 172.7489° East, -41.2607° South. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:01:14 / 11:01 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000e0w2. Id of event: us2000e0w2. 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 115.09 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 27 km (16 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nelson, Richmond, Motueka.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 26 km WSW of Motueka, New Zealand.
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