A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Opunake in New Zealand on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cm4h. Unique identifier: us2000cm4h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 227.22 km (141 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:41:12 / 1:41 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 13:41:12 / January 21, 2018 @ 1:41 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 173.8302 East, latitude -39.9121 South, depth = 227.22 km.
Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hawera (min 5000 pop).
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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