A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Masterton in New Zealand on Monday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:43:46 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/18 / 2018-02-25 13:43:46 / February 25, 2018 @ 1:43 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.18 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000d7nv. Event ids that are associated: us2000d7nv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 175.5112 East, latitude -40.9578 South, depth = 29.18 km.
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wellington, Palmerston North, Petone.
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 twelve 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km W of Masterton, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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