A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 164 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (102 miles). Exact location of event, depth 36.2 km, 178.8097° East, -37.2336° South. The temblor was detected at 19:39:47 / 7:39 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us60006t7s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006t7s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 07:39:47 / December 9, 2019 @ 7:39 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.2 km (22 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 164 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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