A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Porirua in New Zealand. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/16 / 2016-09-30 22:59:44 / September 30, 2016 @ 10:59 pm. The temblor was picked up at 10:59:44 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.6066 East, latitude -41.0578 South, depth = 54.52 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.52 km (34 miles). Unique identifier: us10006u8b. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006u8b.
Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Masterton, Blenheim, Levin (min 5000 pop).
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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 22 km WNW of Porirua, New Zealand.
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