A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Nelson in New Zealand on Sunday. Unique identifier: us2000gb0i. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000gb0i. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:14:43 / 3:14 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 99.45 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 22/07/18 / 2018-07-22 03:14:43 / July 22, 2018 @ 3:14 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.5548 East, latitude -41.1382 South, depth = 99.45 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Blenheim, Motueka, Richmond (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 27 km NE of Nelson, New Zealand.
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