A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Wakefield in New Zealand. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/20 / 2020-09-03 10:13:00 / September 3, 2020 @ 10:13 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:13:00 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.21 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000bhq8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bhq8. Exact location of earthquake, 172.7248° East, -41.8415° South, depth 72.21 km.
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Motueka, Nelson, Richmond.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 56 km SSW of Wakefield, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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