A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bu8k. Id of event: us2000bu8k. The temblor was detected at 17:24:05 / 5:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.41 km (35 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.1092 East, latitude -37.9351 South, depth = 56.41 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/11/17 / 2017-11-25 05:24:05 / November 25, 2017 @ 5:24 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Whakatane, Gisborne (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 74 km ENE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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