A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Taupo in New Zealand. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/09/19 / 2019-09-19 00:35:39 / September 19, 2019 @ 12:35 am. Exact location of earthquake, 175.7726° East, -38.6649° South, depth 163.07 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 163.07 km (101 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:35:39 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60005kqy. Ids that are associated to the event: us60005kqy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (44 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cambridge, Rotorua, Tokoroa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 27 km W of Taupo, New Zealand.
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