A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Wairoa in New Zealand. The temblor was detected at 08:21:57 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008ua5. Unique identifier: us20008ua5. Exact location of event, depth 19.4 km, 177.6232° East, -39.0114° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.4 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 20:21:57 / March 17, 2017 @ 8:21 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taradale, Napier, Gisborne.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 22 km E of Wairoa, New Zealand.
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