A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Wakefield in New Zealand. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:51:33 / 7:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 77.89 km (48 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 07:51:33 / August 8, 2020 @ 7:51 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.0015 East, latitude -41.9328 South, depth = 77.89 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000bb0k. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bb0k.
Nearby 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 Blenheim, Motueka, Nelson. Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 59 km S of Wakefield, New Zealand.
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