A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Wairoa in New Zealand on Monday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:49:01 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 177.627° East, -39.3496° South, depth 17.24 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.24 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/11/17 / 2017-11-05 13:49:01 / November 5, 2017 @ 1:49 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bnw0. Unique identifier: us2000bnw0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gisborne, Hastings, Taradale.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days eight 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: 41 km SSE of Wairoa, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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