A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Wairoa in New Zealand. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.6208 East, latitude -38.882 South, depth = 16.35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/11/16 / 2016-11-26 07:21:41 / November 26, 2016 @ 7:21 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007chf. Event ids that are associated: us10007chf. The temblor was detected at 19:21:41 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.35 km (10 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taradale, Napier, Gisborne. Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 27 km NE of Wairoa, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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