A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 175 km NE of Whakatane, New Zealand (109 miles) on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/05/17 / 2017-05-21 11:06:30 / May 21, 2017 @ 11:06 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:06:30 / 11:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 147.66 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 147.66 km, 178.1244° East, -36.5995° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008vhk. Id of event: us10008vhk.
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 fifty-six 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 175 km NE of Whakatane, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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