A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Whakatane in New Zealand on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 09:52:22 / December 15, 2019 @ 9:52 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 147.16 km (91 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006rr2. Id of event: us60006rr2. The temblor was detected at 21:52:22 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 177.2097 East, latitude -37.6344 South, depth = 147.16 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rotorua, Tauranga, Kawerau (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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