A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Wanganui in New Zealand on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000bhr2. Event ids that are associated: us2000bhr2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/11/17 / 2017-11-03 14:02:21 / November 3, 2017 @ 2:02 pm UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:02:21 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 175.1466° East, -39.907° South, depth 27 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hawera, Levin, Palmerston North (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km ENE of Wanganui, New Zealand.
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