A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Patea in New Zealand on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us10004dni. Event ids that are associated: us10004dni. Exact location of earthquake, 174.7162° East, -39.7833° South, depth 155.91 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:27:15 / 1:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 00:27:15 / January 12, 2016 @ 12:27 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 155.91 km (97 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (21 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hawera, Wanganui. Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 20 km E of Patea, New Zealand.
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