A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Patea in New Zealand. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a8ls. Id of event: us6000a8ls. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/06/20 / 2020-06-09 16:09:29 / June 9, 2020 @ 4:09 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 173.782 East, latitude -40.3315 South, depth = 130.28 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 130.28 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:09:29 / 4:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hawera (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 87 km SW of Patea, New Zealand.
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