A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Rotorua in New Zealand. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 00:14:38 / January 11, 2016 @ 12:14 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 160.06 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004de9. Unique identifier: us10004de9. Exact location of earthquake, 176.2301° East, -38.294° South, depth 160.06 km. The temblor was reported at 13:14:38 / 1:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cambridge, Whakatane, Tauranga (min 5000 pop).
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 17 km S of Rotorua, New Zealand.
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