A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 179 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand (111 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:27:06 / 8:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.9755 East, latitude -37.1909 South, depth = 18.99 km. Event id: us20007e3h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007e3h. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/10/16 / 2016-10-08 20:27:06 / October 8, 2016 @ 8:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.99 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 179 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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