A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Wanganui in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 174.8638 East, latitude -39.9971 South, depth = 92.89 km. The temblor was reported at 11:33:38 / 11:33 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000bj4j. Unique identifier: us1000bj4j. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 92.89 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/11/17 / 2017-11-29 23:33:38 / November 29, 2017 @ 11:33 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Otaki, Levin, Palmerston North (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Otaki (c. 6 100 pop).
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 struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 17 km WSW of Wanganui, New Zealand.
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