A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand. Exact location of event, longitude 177.3825 East, latitude -37.7139 South, depth = 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:46:26 / 3:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/06/19 / 2019-06-19 15:46:26 / June 19, 2019 @ 3:46 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000431j. Id of event: us6000431j. 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 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 44 km (27 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kawerau, Whakatane.
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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 41 km NNE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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