A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Palmerston North in New Zealand on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/04/19 / 2019-04-23 16:37:09 / April 23, 2019 @ 4:37 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003asw. Id of event: us70003asw. Exact location, longitude 176.012° East, latitude -40.3132° South, depth = 35 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:37:09 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Otaki (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wanganui, Otaki, Masterton.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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