A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Masterton in New Zealand. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005h22. Id of event: us20005h22. Exact location of earthquake, 175.5044° East, -40.9431° South, depth 30.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.36 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/04/16 / 2016-04-11 19:41:06 / April 11, 2016 @ 7:41 pm. The temblor was reported at 07:41:06 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wellington, Palmerston North, Petone (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 13 km W of Masterton, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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