A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Rotorua in New Zealand. The temblor was picked up at 08:08:37 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 190.08 km (118 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/17 / 2017-01-10 20:08:37 / January 10, 2017 @ 8:08 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vkm. Id of event: us10007vkm. Exact location of event, depth 190.08 km, 176.2327° East, -38.4062° South.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Whakatane, Tauranga, Matamata (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 29 km S of Rotorua, New Zealand.
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