A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Brooklyn in New Zealand. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:20:19 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004ve3. Event ids that are associated: us20004ve3. Exact location of event, depth 57.21 km, 174.4846° East, -41.4608° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 02:20:19 / January 29, 2016 @ 2:20 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.21 km (36 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paraparaumu, Upper Hutt, Porirua (min 5000 pop).
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km SW of Brooklyn, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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