A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Patea in New Zealand. Unique identifier: us20008hmz. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008hmz. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/02/17 / 2017-02-04 10:29:09 / February 4, 2017 @ 10:29 am UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:29:09 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 174.4234° East, latitude -40.3268° South, depth = 93.47 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 93.47 km (58 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Porirua, Hawera, Paraparaumu. Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Otaki (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 63 km S of Patea, New Zealand.
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