A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes East of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles) on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007jwv. Id of event: us70007jwv. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 06:40:28 / January 26, 2020 @ 6:40 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -178.9914° West, latitude -35.6545° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:40:28 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: East of the North Island of New Zealand.
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