A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Takaka in New Zealand. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/12/20 / 2020-12-25 22:05:36 / December 25, 2020 @ 10:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000d31n. Event ids that are associated: us6000d31n. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:05:36 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 172.8099° East, latitude -40.9348° South, depth = 193.49 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 193.49 km (120 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Nelson (c. 59 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Richmond (c. 14 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Motueka (c. 7 500 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 Nelson, Richmond, Motueka.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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 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: 9 km S of Takaka, New Zealand.
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