A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Patea in New Zealand. Id of earthquake: us6000cqrw. Event ids that are associated: us6000cqrw. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 139.11 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.9597 East, latitude -39.4167 South, depth = 139.11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/11/20 / 2020-11-20 12:43:15 / November 20, 2020 @ 12:43 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:43:15 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was New Plymouth, Waitara, Hawera (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 55 km NE of Patea, New Zealand.
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