A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Te Anau in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:04:04 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/03/21 / 2021-03-13 21:04:04 / March 13, 2021 @ 9:04 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 85.83 km (53 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 167.5345° East, latitude -45.0579° South, depth = 85.83 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dj5f. Unique identifier: us7000dj5f.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Queenstown (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Queenstown (c. 10 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 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: 42 km NNW of Te Anau, New Zealand.
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