A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Te Anau in New Zealand on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us6000bd7c. Event ids that are associated: us6000bd7c. The temblor was detected at 10:16:44 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.5404° East, -44.6797° South, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 10:16:44 / August 12, 2020 @ 10:16 am.
Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Queenstown (c. 10 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Queenstown (min 5000 pop).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 83 km N of Te Anau, New Zealand.
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