A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Tokoroa in New Zealand. Exact location, longitude 176.088° East, latitude -38.3508° South, depth = 147.25 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/08/17 / 2017-08-17 20:08:49 / August 17, 2017 @ 8:08 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000a95i. Event ids that are associated: us2000a95i. The epicenter was at a depth of 147.25 km (91 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:08:49 / 8:08 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Whakatane, Cambridge, Tauranga (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km SE of Tokoroa, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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