A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Upper Hutt in New Zealand on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.97 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 06:56:13 / 6:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 175.0922° East, latitude -41.1612° South, depth = 8.97 km. Unique identifier: us100098ed. Ids that are associated to the event: us100098ed. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/07/17 / 2017-07-09 18:56:13 / July 9, 2017 @ 6:56 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levin, Masterton, Otaki.
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. 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 one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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