A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Patea in New Zealand on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/16 / 2016-09-09 22:02:47 / September 9, 2016 @ 10:02 pm. The temblor was reported at 10:02:47 / 10:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 173.8722° East, -40.4225° South, depth 95.91 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 95.91 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006ngh. Id of event: us10006ngh.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hawera. Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (61 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 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 seven 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km SW of Patea, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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