A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 50 km NNW of Te Anau, New Zealand (31 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:14:21 / 4:14 am (local time epicenter). 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 122.74 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 16:14:21 / December 17, 2019 @ 4:14 pm. Exact location, longitude 167.42° East, latitude -45.0179° South, depth = 122.74 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006spc. Unique identifier: us60006spc.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 50 km NNW of Te Anau, New Zealand.
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