A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 126 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand (78 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:44:05 / 3:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/20 / 2020-08-30 15:44:05 / August 30, 2020 @ 3:44 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bh5l. Id of event: us7000bh5l. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.2756 East, latitude -36.8384 South, depth = 10 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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. 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: 126 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand.
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