A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Rotorua in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:57:01 / 6:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 176.4366° East, -38.0634° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us7000d2yi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2yi. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 18:57:01 / January 24, 2021 @ 6:57 pm.
The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Kawerau (c. 6 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cambridge, Taupo, Matamata (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km ENE of Rotorua, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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