A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Whakatane in New Zealand. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 197.24 km (123 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:58:20 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 19:58:20 / May 9, 2020 @ 7:58 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009gm7. Id of event: us70009gm7. Exact location of earthquake, 177.0802° East, -37.358° South, depth 197.24 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Kawerau, Tauranga, Whakatane. Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. 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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 67 km N of Whakatane, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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