A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Brooklyn in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:24:01 / 9:24 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004wmc. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004wmc. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.64 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/16 / 2016-03-10 20:24:01 / March 10, 2016 @ 8:24 pm. Exact location of event, depth 21.64 km, 174.4826° East, -41.6372° South.
Event epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paraparaumu, Upper Hutt, Porirua (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km SSW of Brooklyn, New Zealand.
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