A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Palmerston North in New Zealand. Exact location, longitude 176.3748° East, latitude -40.2999° South, depth = 31.06 km. Event id: us10005gbp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gbp. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.06 km (19 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:40:17 / 12:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/16 / 2016-05-01 00:40:17 / May 1, 2016 @ 12:40 am.
The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Masterton, Taradale, Hastings (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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