A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008mdp. Unique identifier: us10008mdp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/05/17 / 2017-05-01 08:28:40 / May 1, 2017 @ 8:28 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.7638 East, latitude -37.5026 South, depth = 148.25 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:28:40 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.25 km (92 miles).
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Whakatane.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fourty-one 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: 77 km NNE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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