A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 122 km ENE of Tairua, New Zealand (76 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 177.202° East, -36.7982° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 07:53:06 / September 12, 2020 @ 7:53 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:53:06 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000bmcd. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000bmcd.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 122 km ENE of Tairua, New Zealand.
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