A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Waitara in New Zealand on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 12:56:42 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000bmlc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bmlc. Exact location of event, longitude 174.7591 East, latitude -39.029 South, depth = 196.64 km. 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 196.64 km (122 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/12/17 / 2017-12-06 00:56:42 / December 6, 2017 @ 12:56 am.
The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hawera, New Plymouth, Waitara. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 45 km ESE of Waitara, New Zealand.
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