A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Levin in New Zealand. Exact location of event, depth 61.4 km, 175.2638° East, -40.5642° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61.4 km (38 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cln6. Id of event: us2000cln6. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:46:50 / 1:46 pm (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: 20/01/18 / 2018-01-20 01:46:50 / January 20, 2018 @ 1:46 am.
Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wellington, Petone, Lower Hutt (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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