A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 04:59:07 / 4:59 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/19 / 2019-01-18 16:59:07 / January 18, 2019 @ 4:59 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 155.93 km (97 miles). Exact location of event, depth 155.93 km, 177.5993° East, -37.7198° South. Id of earthquake: us2000j5un. Event ids that are associated: us2000j5un. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kawerau, Whakatane (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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