A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes East of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007t1e. Id of event: us70007t1e. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:47:10 / 10:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -179.7259° West, -35.8428° South, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 10:47:10 / February 12, 2020 @ 10:47 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: East of the North Island of New Zealand.
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