A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Matamata in New Zealand. Exact location, longitude 175.9402° East, latitude -37.9475° South, depth = 287.12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 287.12 km (178 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:44:40 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). 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: 27/10/19 / 2019-10-27 16:44:40 / October 27, 2019 @ 4:44 pm. Unique identifier: us600063mz. Ids that are associated to the event: us600063mz.
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Whakatane, Taupo, Ngaruawahia (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (38 miles) from Hamilton (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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 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: 21 km SE of Matamata, New Zealand.
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