A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Brooklyn in New Zealand on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude 174.4661 East, latitude -41.6172 South, depth = 18.95 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007p2y. Event ids that are associated: us10007p2y. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/01/17 / 2017-01-01 10:52:23 / January 1, 2017 @ 10:52 am. The temblor was reported at 22:52:23 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.95 km (12 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paraparaumu, Upper Hutt, Porirua (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 40 km SW of Brooklyn, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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