A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Eltham in New Zealand on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 222.23 km (138 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 174.8324 East, latitude -39.1498 South, depth = 222.23 km. Global time and date of event 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 13:18:48 / April 8, 2017 @ 1:18 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:18:48 / 1:18 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fu4. Id of event: us10008fu4.
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wanganui, Hawera, New Plymouth.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 55 km NE of Eltham, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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