A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Palmerston North in New Zealand on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 07:39:36 / August 19, 2017 @ 7:39 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:39:36 / 7:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 36.18 km, 176.1368° East, -40.3685° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9q1. Id of event: us2000a9q1. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.18 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otaki, Levin, Masterton (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 94 km (58 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 two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km E of Palmerston North, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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