A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported East of the North Island of New Zealand (0 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -179.9143° West, latitude -35.0861° South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us60009ans. Ids that are associated to the event: us60009ans. Global time and date of event 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 04:19:58 / April 16, 2020 @ 4:19 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:19:58 / 4:19 pm (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: East of the North Island of New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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