A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Karori in New Zealand. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 10:28:56 / November 12, 2017 @ 10:28 am. The temblor was detected at 22:28:56 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000bm9a. Event ids that are associated: us2000bm9a. Exact location of event, longitude 174.4697 East, latitude -41.224 South, depth = 40.15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.15 km (25 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levin, Otaki, Paraparaumu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 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 one and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km WNW of Karori, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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