A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Paraparaumu in New Zealand on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 82.08 km, 174.4711° East, -40.7359° South. Id of earthquake: us10003n93. Event ids that are associated: us10003n93. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 21:20:40 / October 1, 2015 @ 9:20 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 82.08 km (51 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:20:40 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levin, Wellington, Upper Hutt (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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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