A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Castlepoint in New Zealand. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 00:07:53 / January 4, 2016 @ 12:07 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004b3a. Id of event: us10004b3a. The temblor was picked up at 12:07:53 / 12:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 176.7248 East, latitude -40.76 South, depth = 25.45 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.45 km (16 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Masterton (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 45 km ENE of Castlepoint, New Zealand.
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