A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Brooklyn in New Zealand. Exact location of event, longitude 174.5204 East, latitude -41.6574 South, depth = 24.17 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.17 km (15 miles). Id of earthquake: us10007ngm. Event ids that are associated: us10007ngm. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/12/16 / 2016-12-29 02:34:34 / December 29, 2016 @ 2:34 am. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:34:34 / 2:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paraparaumu, Upper Hutt, Porirua.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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