A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Amberley in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.59 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:28:58 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60008g39. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008g39. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 15:28:58 / March 15, 2020 @ 3:28 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 172.851 East, latitude -42.7528 South, depth = 15.59 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Christchurch, Kaiapoi. Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Christchurch (c. 363 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kaiapoi (c. 10 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 46 km NNE of Amberley, New Zealand.
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