A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 93 km NNE of Opotiki, New Zealand (58 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:59:41 / 7:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 73.6 km (46 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 177.7657 East, latitude -37.3306 South, depth = 73.6 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008tcy. Unique identifier: us10008tcy. Global time and date of event 12/05/17 / 2017-05-12 19:59:41 / May 12, 2017 @ 7:59 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 93 km NNE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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