A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Napier in New Zealand on Friday. Global time and date of event 02/03/17 / 2017-03-02 16:53:46 / March 2, 2017 @ 4:53 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us100086id. Unique identifier: us100086id. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:53:46 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.4736 East, latitude -39.4964 South, depth = 15.78 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.78 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hastings, Taradale, Napier (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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 47 km E of Napier, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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