A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Waiouru in New Zealand. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93.74 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 07:47:44 / 7:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/06/19 / 2019-06-06 19:47:44 / June 6, 2019 @ 7:47 pm. Exact location of event, depth 93.74 km, 175.4279° East, -39.1868° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us600040c3. Ids that are associated to the event: us600040c3.
Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Taupo (c. 22 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wanganui, Taupo.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 38 km NNW of Waiouru, New Zealand.
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