A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Castlepoint in New Zealand on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.33 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 176.2719° East, -40.5457° South, depth 23.33 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/11/15 / 2015-11-08 10:16:21 / November 8, 2015 @ 10:16 am. The temblor was reported at 23:16:21 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003z0y. Unique identifier: us10003z0y. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levin, Masterton, Palmerston North. Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 six 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.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 39 km N of Castlepoint, New Zealand.
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