A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Wanganui in New Zealand on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 174.9935° East, -40.0853° South, depth 28.24 km. Event id: us20008ut0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008ut0. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 11:17:29 / March 26, 2017 @ 11:17 am. The temblor was reported at 23:17:29 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 28.24 km (18 miles).
The epicenter was 60 km (38 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Otaki (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paraparaumu, Hawera, Otaki. Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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