A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Maketu in New Zealand on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/12/20 / 2020-12-06 22:17:01 / December 6, 2020 @ 10:17 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.0756 East, latitude -37.2024 South, depth = 280.69 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cnqg. Id of event: us7000cnqg. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:17:01 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 280.69 km (174 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Whakatane (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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