A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 215 km WSW of Riverton, New Zealand (134 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007j7h. Id of event: us60007j7h. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:12:35 / 7:12 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 20:12:35 / January 16, 2020 @ 8:12 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 165.3455° East, -46.9636° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 215 km WSW of Riverton, New Zealand.
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