A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand. Exact location of event, depth 64.97 km, 177.8298° East, -38.0705° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 05:05:38 / February 2, 2017 @ 5:05 am. The temblor was picked up at 17:05:38 / 5:05 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008ftt. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008ftt. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.97 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kawerau, Whakatane, Gisborne (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 47 km E of Opotiki, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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