A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Castlepoint in New Zealand on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 176.4257 East, latitude -40.6511 South, depth = 21.39 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:05:00 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003mxv. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003mxv. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 08:05:00 / October 12, 2015 @ 8:05 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.39 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Otaki (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otaki, Levin, Palmerston North (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km NNE of Castlepoint, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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