A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:23:02 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.5991 East, latitude -37.835 South, depth = 47.47 km. Global time and date of event 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 09:23:02 / March 12, 2017 @ 9:23 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.47 km (29 miles). Unique identifier: us20008sst. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008sst.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gisborne, Kawerau, Whakatane. Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
Did you feel it?
What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.