A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Otorohanga in New Zealand on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us20004w9l. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004w9l. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 289 km (180 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 00:05:06 / 12:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 175.36 East, latitude -38.5982 South, depth = 289 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 11:05:06 / February 1, 2016 @ 11:05 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rotorua, Hamilton, Cambridge (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Hamilton (c. 152 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop).
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km SSE of Otorohanga, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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