A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported East of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/08/17 / 2017-08-23 11:29:19 / August 23, 2017 @ 11:29 am. The temblor was detected at 23:29:19 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.9994 West, latitude -35.4472 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us2000abrn. Event ids that are associated: us2000abrn.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: East of the North Island of New Zealand.
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