A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Brooklyn in New Zealand. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000e3yv. Unique identifier: us1000e3yv. Exact location of earthquake, 174.5456° East, -41.5876° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 17:10:42 / 5:10 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/05/18 / 2018-05-13 05:10:42 / May 13, 2018 @ 5:10 am.
Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paraparaumu, Upper Hutt, Porirua.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen 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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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: 34 km SSW of Brooklyn, New Zealand.
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