A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Turangi in New Zealand. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:12:35 / 6:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.71 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/12/19 / 2019-12-14 06:12:35 / December 14, 2019 @ 6:12 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60006rf4. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006rf4. Exact location of event, depth 66.71 km, 176.1262° East, -39.3173° South.
Event epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hastings, Taupo, Napier (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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