A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 79 km WNW of Te Anau, New Zealand (49 miles). Exact location of event, depth 31.53 km, 166.7644° East, -45.1688° South. Event id: us7000d22u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d22u. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 13:51:19 / January 21, 2021 @ 1:51 pm. The temblor was picked up at 13:51:19 / 1:51 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.53 km (20 miles).
Each 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 two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 79 km WNW of Te Anau, New Zealand.
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