A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Opunake in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:59:07 / 4:59 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/11/16 / 2016-11-07 16:59:07 / November 7, 2016 @ 4:59 pm. Event id: us1000763p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000763p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 19 km, 173.79° East, -39.37° South.
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Waitara, Hawera, New Plymouth (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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