A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Maketu in New Zealand on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, 176.522° East, -37.7091° South, depth 189.17 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/12/19 / 2019-12-04 12:53:57 / December 4, 2019 @ 12:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 00:53:57 / 12:53 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 189.17 km (118 miles). Id of earthquake: us60006lyq. Event ids that are associated: us60006lyq.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Matamata (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tokoroa, Matamata, Rotorua (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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