A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Paraparaumu in New Zealand on Monday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:28:03 / 2:28 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005dwa. Unique identifier: us20005dwa. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/03/16 / 2016-03-27 14:28:03 / March 27, 2016 @ 2:28 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 72.62 km (45 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 72.62 km, 174.4334° East, -40.6805° South.
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wellington, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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