A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Maketu in New Zealand. The epicenter was at a depth of 282.07 km (175 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007p8t. Id of event: us60007p8t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 282.07 km, 176.5332° East, -37.645° South. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:47:22 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 09:47:22 / February 4, 2020 @ 9:47 am.
The epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Thames (c. 7 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Thames, Cambridge, Tokoroa.
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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km NNE of Maketu, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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