A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Wairoa in New Zealand. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/12/20 / 2020-12-06 19:24:13 / December 6, 2020 @ 7:24 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.96 km (21 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 177.5095 East, latitude -38.9845 South, depth = 33.96 km. Event id: us7000cnpp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cnpp. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:24:13 / 7:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hastings, Taradale, Napier (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days five 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km ENE of Wairoa, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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