A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Patea in New Zealand. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/18 / 2018-01-27 02:30:30 / January 27, 2018 @ 2:30 am. The temblor was picked up at 14:30:30 / 2:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 140.29 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000cq8l. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cq8l. Exact location of earthquake, 174.0082° East, -40.333° South, depth 140.29 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hawera. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 75 km SSW of Patea, New Zealand.
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