A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Waipawa in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:15:12 / 9:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us100078qy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100078qy. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.42 km (13 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/16 / 2016-11-16 09:15:12 / November 16, 2016 @ 9:15 am. Exact location of event, longitude 175.8993 East, latitude -41.4523 South, depth = 20.42 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wellington, Paraparaumu, Porirua.
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km E of Waipawa, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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