A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Rotorua in New Zealand. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005w0t. Unique identifier: us70005w0t. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:28:30 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 176.3769 East, latitude -37.9841 South, depth = 168.5 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 168.5 km (105 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/10/19 / 2019-10-19 17:28:30 / October 19, 2019 @ 5:28 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cambridge, Taupo, Matamata. Epicenter of the event was 38 km (24 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 20 km NE of Rotorua, New Zealand.
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