A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Patea in New Zealand. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000980l. Unique identifier: us1000980l. Exact location, longitude 173.7933° East, latitude -40.2198° South, depth = 148.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 148.29 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/07/17 / 2017-07-07 23:12:57 / July 7, 2017 @ 11:12 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:12:57 / 11:12 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (51 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hawera (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 78 km SW of Patea, New Zealand.
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