A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 105 km NNE of Maketu, New Zealand (65 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 19:45:02 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/09/20 / 2020-09-02 19:45:02 / September 2, 2020 @ 7:45 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.0635 East, latitude -36.9483 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us7000bjnt. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bjnt.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-four 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 105 km NNE of Maketu, New Zealand.
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