A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand. Exact location of event, depth 48.26 km, 177.6062° East, -37.8393° South. Unique identifier: us6000ccxa. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000ccxa. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/10/20 / 2020-10-25 09:14:28 / October 25, 2020 @ 9:14 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:14:28 / 9:14 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.26 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gisborne, Kawerau, Whakatane (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km NE of Opotiki, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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