A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Turangi in New Zealand on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 23:58:49 / March 29, 2017 @ 11:58 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.46 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10008d6g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008d6g. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:58:49 / 11:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 175.7458 East, latitude -38.8259 South, depth = 7.46 km.
The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rotorua, Tokoroa, Taupo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 25 km NW of Turangi, New Zealand.
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