A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Palmerston North in New Zealand on Friday. Unique identifier: us2000itd1. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000itd1. Exact location of earthquake, 175.8898° East, -40.2611° South, depth 35 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:05:16 / 8:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/12/18 / 2018-12-13 20:05:16 / December 13, 2018 @ 8:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otaki, Wanganui, Masterton (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Otaki (c. 6 100 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 one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 25 km ENE of Palmerston North, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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