A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Tokoroa in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 17:00:44 / January 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 197.25 km (123 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 176.0145° East, -38.2138° South, depth 197.25 km. Id of earthquake: us2000cm57. Event ids that are associated: us2000cm57. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:00:44 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Whakatane, Hamilton, Cambridge (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Hamilton (c. 152 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop).
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. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 13 km E of Tokoroa, New Zealand.
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