A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes East of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles) on Sunday. Event id: us2000abn7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abn7. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 00:01:54 / August 21, 2017 @ 12:01 am. The temblor was detected at 12:01:54 / 12:01 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 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.2178 West, latitude -35.4935 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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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