A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 159 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand (99 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 02:48:45 / 2:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 178.6077° East, latitude -37.0335° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b55t. Unique identifier: us6000b55t. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/07/20 / 2020-07-21 02:48:45 / July 21, 2020 @ 2:48 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 159 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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