A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Blenheim in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7.59 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000csqc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000csqc. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 16:55:50 / December 20, 2020 @ 4:55 pm. Exact location of event, depth 7.59 km, 173.6478° East, -42.1496° South. The temblor was reported at 16:55:50 / 4:55 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop). 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.
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 have been detected nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 74 km SSW of Blenheim, New Zealand.
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