A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Taupo in New Zealand. Global time and date of event 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 00:20:23 / April 15, 2016 @ 12:20 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005kyn. Unique identifier: us20005kyn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.17 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 176.3535 East, latitude -38.8319 South, depth = 86.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:20:23 / 12:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taradale, Napier, Kawerau. Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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