A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Maketu in New Zealand. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 202.74 km (126 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 07:45:58 / April 24, 2017 @ 7:45 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:45:58 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008k7z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008k7z. Exact location of event, longitude 176.529 East, latitude -37.6864 South, depth = 202.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Matamata (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tokoroa, Matamata, Rotorua. Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand.
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