A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand. Unique identifier: us7000bjam. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bjam. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/09/20 / 2020-09-07 03:21:16 / September 7, 2020 @ 3:21 am. Exact location, longitude 177.4267° East, latitude -37.1602° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:21:16 / 3:21 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Whakatane.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 95 km N of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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