A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.6524 East, latitude -37.6427 South, depth = 100.39 km. The temblor was detected at 12:18:02 / 12:18 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000dva7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dva7. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/04/18 / 2018-04-06 00:18:02 / April 6, 2018 @ 12:18 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 100.39 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Whakatane (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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km NNE of Opotiki, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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