A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Whakatane in New Zealand. The temblor was detected at 18:41:14 / 6:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 155.66 km, 176.9142° East, -37.8469° South. Id of earthquake: us6000b98c. Event ids that are associated: us6000b98c. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 155.66 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 18:41:14 / July 29, 2020 @ 6:41 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tauranga, Rotorua, Kawerau. Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 13 km NNW of Whakatane, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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