A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Whakatane in New Zealand. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 14:06:33 / March 3, 2020 @ 2:06 pm. Unique identifier: us60008b6w. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008b6w. The temblor was detected at 02:06:33 / 2:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 173.42 km, 177.533° East, -37.2312° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 173.42 km (108 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop). 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 Whakatane.
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 three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 94 km NNE of Whakatane, New Zealand.
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