A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Opunake in New Zealand. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008x8b. Id of event: us70008x8b. Global time and date of event 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 00:54:06 / April 16, 2020 @ 12:54 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:54:06 / 12:54 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 164.16 km (102 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.4878 East, latitude -40.1379 South, depth = 164.16 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hawera (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 82 km SSW of Opunake, New Zealand.
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