A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Taupo in New Zealand on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/18 / 2018-09-09 16:10:23 / September 9, 2018 @ 4:10 pm. The temblor was picked up at 04:10:23 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 156.62 km (97 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 156.62 km, 175.6707° East, -38.6681° South. Event id: us2000hbhw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hbhw.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cambridge, Rotorua, Tokoroa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km W of Taupo, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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