A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 106 km NE of Amberley, New Zealand (66 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2lb. Unique identifier: us6000d2lb. Exact location, longitude 173.6312° East, latitude -42.462° South, depth = 7.57 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/20 / 2020-12-24 16:18:53 / December 24, 2020 @ 4:18 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.57 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 16:18:53 / 4:18 pm (local time epicenter).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 106 km NE of Amberley, New Zealand.
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