A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, off the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand (0 miles). The temblor was detected at 17:20:32 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/10/20 / 2020-10-01 17:20:32 / October 1, 2020 @ 5:20 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 164.7937 East, latitude -48.4433 South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event id: us6000c427. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c427.
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. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: off the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
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