A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Opunake in New Zealand on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us2000hgu9. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgu9. 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 208.71 km (130 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:11:24 / 10:11 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 22:11:24 / September 18, 2018 @ 10:11 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 208.71 km, 173.9845° East, -39.6484° South.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Waitara, New Plymouth, Hawera.
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. 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 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: 23 km SSE of Opunake, New Zealand.
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