A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Wakefield in New Zealand on Wednesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:43:21 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 95.33 km (59 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000a04y. Event ids that are associated: us6000a04y. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/05/20 / 2020-05-27 14:43:21 / May 27, 2020 @ 2:43 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 95.33 km, 172.8311° East, -41.846° South.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Motueka, Nelson, Richmond. Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 52 km SSW of Wakefield, New Zealand.
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