A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Tokoroa in New Zealand. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 13:56:58 / March 8, 2020 @ 1:56 pm. Event id: us60008c2i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008c2i. Exact location of event, longitude 175.9901 East, latitude -38.1598 South, depth = 211.09 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 211.09 km (131 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:56:58 / 1:56 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ngaruawahia, Whakatane, Hamilton (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Hamilton (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km NE of Tokoroa, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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