A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Waiouru in New Zealand. Event id: us2000b0gr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000b0gr. The epicenter was at a depth of 78.62 km (49 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:19:43 / 2:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/17 / 2017-10-03 14:19:43 / October 3, 2017 @ 2:19 pm. Exact location, longitude 175.9616° East, latitude -39.6706° South, depth = 78.62 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Napier, Wanganui, Palmerston North (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 was reported nearby.
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