A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Hawera in New Zealand on Sunday. Unique identifier: us1000e8rk. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000e8rk. 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 205.82 km (128 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/05/18 / 2018-05-19 22:40:06 / May 19, 2018 @ 10:40 pm. The temblor was reported at 10:40:06 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 205.82 km, 174.3226° East, -39.5663° South.
Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wanganui, Waitara, New Plymouth. Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 4 km NE of Hawera, New Zealand.
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