A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Lower Hutt in New Zealand on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/09/19 / 2019-09-22 09:58:54 / September 22, 2019 @ 9:58 am. Event id: us60005lyl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60005lyl. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.6 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:58:54 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 174.9032 East, latitude -41.1707 South, depth = 34.6 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Blenheim, Masterton, Levin. Epicenter of the event was 17 km (10 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Blenheim (c. 26 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 5 km NNW of Lower Hutt, New Zealand.
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