A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Whakatane in New Zealand. Global time and date of event 19/03/19 / 2019-03-19 17:39:33 / March 19, 2019 @ 5:39 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 173.25 km (108 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:39:33 / 5:39 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000jinu. Event ids that are associated: us1000jinu. Exact location of event, depth 173.25 km, 177.1482° East, -37.4754° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tauranga, Kawerau, Whakatane (min 5000 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 two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 55 km NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand.
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