A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Patea in New Zealand. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 22:57:02 / March 15, 2020 @ 10:57 pm. 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 181.5 km (113 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:57:02 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60008g8a. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008g8a. Exact location, longitude 174.2879° East, latitude -39.7565° South, depth = 181.5 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Waitara, New Plymouth, Wanganui (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 16 km W of Patea, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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