A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Wanganui in New Zealand. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/03/16 / 2016-03-02 23:54:27 / March 2, 2016 @ 11:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:54:27 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.61 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 174.7925 East, latitude -40.1349 South, depth = 14.61 km. Unique identifier: us10004u83. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004u83.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paraparaumu, Otaki, Hawera (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Otaki (c. 6 100 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 one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km SW of Wanganui, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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