A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Brooklyn in New Zealand. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/12/16 / 2016-12-29 03:00:20 / December 29, 2016 @ 3:00 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 174.4678 East, latitude -41.6265 South, depth = 20.56 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:00:20 / 3:00 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007ngs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ngs. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.56 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paraparaumu, Upper Hutt, Porirua (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 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 eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
Did you feel anything?
Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 41 km SW of Brooklyn, New Zealand.
Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.