A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 347 km NNE of Opotiki, New Zealand (216 miles) on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 139.72 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 05:22:51 / May 20, 2020 @ 5:22 am. Id of earthquake: us6000a0yq. Event ids that are associated: us6000a0yq. The temblor was picked up at 05:22:51 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 179.1937° East, -35.2796° South, depth 139.72 km.
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 347 km NNE of Opotiki, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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