A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 120 km NNE of Maketu, New Zealand (75 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 177.199° East, -36.8634° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:50:45 / 4:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000bhrs. Event ids that are associated: us7000bhrs. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/08/20 / 2020-08-31 04:50:45 / August 31, 2020 @ 4:50 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-one 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 120 km NNE of Maketu, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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