A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Arrowtown in New Zealand on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/06/19 / 2019-06-08 15:24:08 / June 8, 2019 @ 3:24 pm. The temblor was detected at 03:24:08 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003x8w. Id of event: us70003x8w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 168.166 East, latitude -44.3358 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Queenstown. Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Queenstown (c. 10 400 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 84 km NW of Arrowtown, New Zealand.
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