A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Hastings in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:43:46 / 7:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 176.2841° East, latitude -39.9462° South, depth = 18.69 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 18.69 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/18 / 2018-02-18 07:43:46 / February 18, 2018 @ 7:43 am. Id of earthquake: us2000d43z. Event ids that are associated: us2000d43z.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Napier, Palmerston North, Taradale (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 59 km SW of Hastings, New Zealand.
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