A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Waipawa in New Zealand on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 175.3898° East, latitude -41.7121° South, depth = 15.07 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:57:58 / 10:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 10:57:58 / April 9, 2017 @ 10:57 am. Unique identifier: us10008g1e. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008g1e. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.07 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Petone (c. 6 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Masterton, Porirua, Upper Hutt.
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 one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 34 km SSW of Waipawa, New Zealand.
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