A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Castlepoint in New Zealand. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 07:10:35 / September 12, 2017 @ 7:10 am. Unique identifier: us2000asal. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000asal. Exact location of event, longitude 175.9237 East, latitude -40.6778 South, depth = 35.49 km. The temblor was reported at 19:10:35 / 7:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.49 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Upper Hutt, Paraparaumu, Otaki. Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 44 km (28 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Otaki (c. 6 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km NW of Castlepoint, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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