A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Palmerston North in New Zealand. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/06/19 / 2019-06-22 20:41:42 / June 22, 2019 @ 8:41 pm. Id of earthquake: us600044py. Event ids that are associated: us600044py. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:41:42 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 44.92 km, 175.6869° East, -40.1273° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.92 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Otaki (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Otaki, Levin, Wanganui (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 25 km NNE of Palmerston North, New Zealand.
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