A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes East of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 06:17:38 / February 26, 2020 @ 6:17 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -178.9063° West, -35.8828° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 18:17:38 / 6:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us600084g0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600084g0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: East of the North Island of New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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