A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 177 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (110 miles). Exact location, longitude 178.8841° East, latitude -37.1157° South, depth = 21.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008m3q. Unique identifier: us20008m3q. The temblor was detected at 01:59:12 / 1:59 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 21.27 km (13 miles). Global time and date of event 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 13:59:12 / February 15, 2017 @ 1:59 pm UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 177 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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