A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:29:45 / 5:29 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000acbn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000acbn. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/06/20 / 2020-06-15 17:29:45 / June 15, 2020 @ 5:29 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.7 km (23 miles). Exact location of event, depth 36.7 km, 177.5155° East, -37.8492° South.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Gisborne, Kawerau, Whakatane (min 5000 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 26 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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