A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Wanganui in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.73 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 61.73 km, 175.148° East, -39.8059° South. The temblor was detected at 04:15:15 / 4:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/07/17 / 2017-07-29 16:15:15 / July 29, 2017 @ 4:15 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000a2j4. Event ids that are associated: us2000a2j4.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levin, Hawera, Palmerston North (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 16 km NNE of Wanganui, New Zealand.
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