A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Napier in New Zealand on Monday. The temblor was detected at 03:42:04 / 3:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 15:42:04 / April 30, 2017 @ 3:42 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 25.59 km (16 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 177.2438 East, latitude -39.3253 South, depth = 25.59 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008ps9. Unique identifier: us10008ps9.
Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hastings, Taradale, Napier.
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 two and in the last 365 days eleven 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: 33 km ENE of Napier, New Zealand.
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