A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Maketu in New Zealand. The temblor was picked up at 17:53:12 / 5:53 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 226.99 km (141 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/04/19 / 2019-04-21 05:53:12 / April 21, 2019 @ 5:53 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us700039wz. Unique identifier: us700039wz. Exact location of earthquake, 176.4536° East, -37.6942° South, depth 226.99 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Matamata (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cambridge, Tokoroa, Matamata. Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 8 km N of Maketu, New Zealand.
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