A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Waitara in New Zealand on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:54:50 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/10/17 / 2017-10-09 15:54:50 / October 9, 2017 @ 3:54 pm. Exact location of event, depth 227.04 km, 174.8498° East, -39.0736° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 227.04 km (141 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000b32a. Unique identifier: us2000b32a.
Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wanganui, Hawera, New Plymouth (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
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 seven 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 54 km ESE of Waitara, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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