A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand. The epicenter was at a depth of 99.38 km (62 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us60008g2f. Unique identifier: us60008g2f. Exact location of event, longitude 177.593 East, latitude -37.6652 South, depth = 99.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:22:36 / 2:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 14:22:36 / March 15, 2020 @ 2:22 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Kawerau, Whakatane (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 53 km NNE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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