A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 181 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (112 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 18:25:47 / October 21, 2016 @ 6:25 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.9421 East, latitude -37.1215 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:25:47 / 6:25 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us100072ez. Unique identifier: us100072ez. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 181 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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