A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Balclutha in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 12:19:31 / March 17, 2020 @ 12:19 pm. Event id: us60008h4b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008h4b. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:19:31 / 11:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 169.6271° East, -47.1768° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Papatowai (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Papatowai (c. 6 600 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 105 km S of Balclutha, New Zealand.
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