A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, 175.04° East, -40.5° South, depth 5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20002x5k. Unique identifier: us20002x5k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:09:32 / 4:09 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/07/15 / 2015-07-13 16:09:32 / July 13, 2015 @ 4:09 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wellington, Petone, Lower Hutt. Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 22 km W of Foxton, New Zealand.
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