A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Eltham in New Zealand. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 174.67 km (109 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:43:18 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 22:43:18 / April 14, 2016 @ 10:43 pm. Exact location of event, depth 174.67 km, 174.7621° East, -39.3702° South. Id of earthquake: us20005i7a. Event ids that are associated: us20005i7a. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was New Plymouth, Wanganui, Waitara (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
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. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 40 km E of Eltham, New Zealand.
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