A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maketu in New Zealand. The temblor was reported at 10:40:02 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 22:40:02 / May 23, 2020 @ 10:40 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 217.07 km (135 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 217.07 km, 176.4755° East, -37.7255° South. Event id: us70009p8g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009p8g.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cambridge, Tokoroa, Matamata (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop).
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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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.
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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: 5 km NNE of Maketu, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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