A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Rotorua in New Zealand on Tuesday. Event id: us2000hg6g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hg6g. Exact location of event, depth 156.53 km, 176.3671° East, -38.1771° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 01:36:22 / September 18, 2018 @ 1:36 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:36:22 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 156.53 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cambridge, Matamata, Taupo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 11 km ESE of Rotorua, New Zealand.
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