A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Castlepoint in New Zealand. Exact location of event, depth 38.1 km, 176.0777° East, -40.626° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.1 km (24 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004abn. Unique identifier: us10004abn. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:36:18 / 12:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/12/15 / 2015-12-29 23:36:18 / December 29, 2015 @ 11:36 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paraparaumu, Otaki, Levin. Earthquake epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Otaki (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km NNW of Castlepoint, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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