A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Palmerston North in New Zealand on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 10:14:53 / March 12, 2017 @ 10:14 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:14:53 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008ssu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ssu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.58 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 176.3627° East, -40.3371° South, depth 44.58 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levin, Masterton, Hastings. Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 63 km E of Palmerston North, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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