A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Taupo in New Zealand. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 186.75 km (116 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/17 / 2017-09-02 11:49:18 / September 2, 2017 @ 11:49 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000arlq. Unique identifier: us2000arlq. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:49:18 / 11:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 186.75 km, 175.7773° East, -38.5708° South.
Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Matamata (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Matamata, Cambridge, Rotorua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km WNW of Taupo, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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