A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Motueka in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/08/19 / 2019-08-11 20:44:35 / August 11, 2019 @ 8:44 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120.7 km (75 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:44:35 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us600053sm. Ids that are associated to the event: us600053sm. Exact location of earthquake, 172.8509° East, -41.2404° South, depth 120.7 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim, Nelson, Richmond. Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 18 km SW of Motueka, New Zealand.
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