A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Turangi in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 109.6 km, 175.7901° East, -38.9483° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/09/16 / 2016-09-07 11:29:45 / September 7, 2016 @ 11:29 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006mnj. Id of event: us10006mnj. The temblor was detected at 23:29:45 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 109.6 km (68 miles).
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (24 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tokoroa, Taupo (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 have been detected in the same area. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 13 km WNW of Turangi, New Zealand.
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