A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Te Anau in New Zealand on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 79.7 km (50 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 167.5648° East, -45.0196° South, depth 79.7 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/09/20 / 2020-09-22 08:51:14 / September 22, 2020 @ 8:51 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bzlw. Unique identifier: us6000bzlw. The temblor was picked up at 08:51:14 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 Queenstown. Epicenter of the event was 86 km (54 miles) from Queenstown (c. 10 400 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 45 km NNW of Te Anau, New Zealand.
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