A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Taupo in New Zealand. Exact location of event, longitude 175.9473 East, latitude -38.5475 South, depth = 181.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 181.9 km (113 miles). Event id: us10008idy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008idy. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 17:42:33 / April 17, 2017 @ 5:42 pm. The temblor was reported at 05:42:33 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cambridge, Matamata, Kawerau (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Matamata (c. 6 300 pop).
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km NW of Taupo, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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