A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Takaka in New Zealand on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 178.24 km (111 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 27/05/20 / 2020-05-27 04:58:32 / May 27, 2020 @ 4:58 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009ztc. Id of event: us60009ztc. Exact location of earthquake, 173.6265° East, -40.4687° South, depth 178.24 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:58:32 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nelson, Motueka. Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 81 km ENE of Takaka, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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