A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Paraparaumu in New Zealand on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 52.97 km (33 miles). Global time and date of event 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 08:31:11 / November 27, 2016 @ 8:31 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 52.97 km, 174.6679° East, -40.8876° South. Id of earthquake: us10007cpp. Event ids that are associated: us10007cpp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:31:11 / 8:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim, Masterton, 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 two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km W of Paraparaumu, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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