A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Maketu in New Zealand. The temblor was picked up at 07:38:18 / 7:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 204.33 km (127 miles). Exact location of event, depth 204.33 km, 177.0559° East, -37.0945° South. Id of earthquake: us10007bi2. Event ids that are associated: us10007bi2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 19:38:18 / November 22, 2016 @ 7:38 pm.
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 102 km (64 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tauranga, Whakatane.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 91 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand.
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