A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maketu in New Zealand on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 176.4289° East, -37.7082° South, depth 230.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/12/20 / 2020-12-11 02:52:20 / December 11, 2020 @ 2:52 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 230.4 km (143 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:52:20 / 2:52 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000cq3e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cq3e.
Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cambridge, Tokoroa, Matamata. Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 6 km NNW of Maketu, New Zealand.
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