A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Waiouru in New Zealand on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 18:42:11 / 6:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 54.74 km (34 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 54.74 km, 175.9446° East, -39.4141° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/11/15 / 2015-11-01 05:42:11 / November 1, 2015 @ 5:42 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000415p. Unique identifier: us2000415p.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmerston North, Wanganui, Napier (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 109 km (67 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 25 km ENE of Waiouru, New Zealand.
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