A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 123 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand (76 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 15:38:16 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 15:38:16 / August 30, 2020 @ 3:38 pm UTC/GMT. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bh5s. Id of event: us7000bh5s. Exact location, longitude 177.2593° East, latitude -36.8623° South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 123 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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