A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 172 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (107 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.78 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.8866 East, latitude -37.1888 South, depth = 18.78 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/10/16 / 2016-10-08 22:24:29 / October 8, 2016 @ 10:24 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:24:29 / 10:24 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20007e3m. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007e3m.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 172 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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