A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Rotorua in New Zealand on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:12:34 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 176.3891 East, latitude -38.1692 South, depth = 6.47 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.47 km (4 miles). Unique identifier: us7000d2yf. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d2yf. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/01/21 / 2021-01-24 19:12:34 / January 24, 2021 @ 7:12 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Hamilton (c. 152 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Tauranga (c. 110 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Rotorua (c. 65 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Cambridge (c. 15 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Tokoroa (c. 14 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hamilton, Cambridge, Matamata. Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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 ESE of Rotorua, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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