A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 79 km NNW of Te Anau, New Zealand (49 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 22:14:22 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007vpe. Id of event: us70007vpe. 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: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 10:14:22 / February 24, 2020 @ 10:14 am. Exact location, longitude 167.3591° East, latitude -44.7504° South, depth = 10 km.
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 79 km NNW of Te Anau, New Zealand.
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