A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, Cook Strait, New Zealand kilometers (0 miles) from Cook Strait, New Zealand. Exact location of event, longitude 174.2167 East, latitude -41.898 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/16 / 2016-02-22 03:09:56 / February 22, 2016 @ 3:09 am. Event id: us10004rm8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rm8. The temblor was reported at 03:09:56 / 3:09 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lower Hutt, Petone, Wellington (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: Cook Strait, New Zealand.
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