A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Masterton in New Zealand on Thursday. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:19:40 / 12:19 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008uym. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008uym. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 39.08 km, 175.8139° East, -40.6655° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.08 km (24 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/05/17 / 2017-05-25 00:19:40 / May 25, 2017 @ 12:19 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Upper Hutt, Paraparaumu, Otaki (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Otaki (c. 6 100 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 35 km NNE of Masterton, New Zealand.
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