Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Maketu in New Zealand


Earthquake location -36.8284S, 177.2613WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 126 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand (78 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bnhf. Id of event: us7000bnhf. Global time and date of event 15/09/20 / 2020-09-15 07:29:43 / September 15, 2020 @ 7:29 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:29:43 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 177.2613° East, -36.8284° South, depth 10 km.

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 three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 126 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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