A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes East of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 06:43:38 / August 12, 2017 @ 6:43 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 18:43:38 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.06 km (42 miles). Exact location of event, depth 68.06 km, -179.8902° West, -35.2551° South. Event id: us2000a8td. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a8td.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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: East of the North Island of New Zealand.
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