A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, Cook Strait, New Zealand kilometers (0 miles) from Cook Strait, New Zealand. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/19 / 2019-01-24 14:12:19 / January 24, 2019 @ 2:12 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000j893. Unique identifier: us2000j893. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:12:19 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 200.06 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 200.06 km, 173.4065° East, -40.497° South.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nelson, Motueka (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop).
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. 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 has occurred nearby.
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