A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Paraparaumu in New Zealand on Saturday. Event id: us100043ef. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100043ef. The temblor was picked up at 06:50:44 / 6:50 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/12/15 / 2015-12-04 18:50:44 / December 4, 2015 @ 6:50 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 66.49 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.2755 East, latitude -40.6019 South, depth = 66.49 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wanganui, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 71 km WNW of Paraparaumu, New Zealand.
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