A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Castlepoint in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10007ba5. Event ids that are associated: us10007ba5. The temblor was reported at 12:19:43 / 12:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 177.0091° East, -40.5957° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 00:19:43 / November 22, 2016 @ 12:19 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hastings (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 107 km (67 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 74 km ENE of Castlepoint, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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