A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Patea in New Zealand. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/16 / 2016-10-17 13:15:13 / October 17, 2016 @ 1:15 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.15 km (50 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:15:13 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 80.15 km, 174.4489° East, -40.2088° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20007fx8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007fx8.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paraparaumu, Otaki, Levin (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Otaki (c. 6 100 pop).
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 50 km S of Patea, New Zealand.
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