A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Castlepoint in New Zealand on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600056xf. Id of event: us600056xf. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.92 km (20 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/19 / 2019-08-19 07:28:47 / August 19, 2019 @ 7:28 am. Exact location of earthquake, 175.9585° East, -40.6111° South, depth 31.92 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:28:47 / 7:28 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (25 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Otaki (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paraparaumu, Otaki, Levin (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 38 km NW of Castlepoint, New Zealand.
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