A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Opotiki in New Zealand. The epicenter was at a depth of 129.2 km (80 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:11:19 / 11:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000d3nb. Unique identifier: us7000d3nb. Global time and date of event 27/01/21 / 2021-01-27 11:11:19 / January 27, 2021 @ 11:11 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 177.5276 East, latitude -37.256 South, depth = 129.2 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Whakatane (c. 18 600 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Whakatane (min 5000 pop).
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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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: 86 km NNE of Opotiki, New Zealand.
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