A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 23:57:45 / January 4, 2016 @ 11:57 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 177.5085° East, -38.3173° South, depth 98.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 98.27 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 12:57:45 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004bdz. Unique identifier: us10004bdz.
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (35 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kawerau, Whakatane, Gisborne.
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km SE of Opotiki, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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