A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 178 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (111 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.8754 East, latitude -37.0858 South, depth = 22.22 km. The temblor was detected at 06:20:50 / 6:20 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 22.22 km (14 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20007fz6. Unique identifier: us20007fz6. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 18:20:50 / October 21, 2016 @ 6:20 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 178 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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