A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Takaka in New Zealand on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 05:11:10 / February 8, 2020 @ 5:11 am. Exact location of event, longitude 173.3324 East, latitude -40.5487 South, depth = 167.6 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007le8. Unique identifier: us70007le8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 167.6 km (104 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:11:10 / 5:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Richmond, Nelson, Motueka (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km NE of Takaka, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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