A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Paraparaumu in New Zealand. Global time and date of event 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 07:51:50 / March 23, 2017 @ 7:51 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 19:51:50 / 7:51 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008tza. Event ids that are associated: us20008tza. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.97 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 62.97 km, 174.8887° East, -40.9817° South.
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palmerston North, Masterton, Levin (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 12 km SW of Paraparaumu, New Zealand.
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