A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 202 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand (126 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 179.1805° East, -37.0648° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/12/16 / 2016-12-10 22:46:00 / December 10, 2016 @ 10:46 pm UTC/GMT. 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. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007zv1. Unique identifier: us20007zv1. The temblor was detected at 10:46:00 / 10:46 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 202 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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