A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Wairoa in New Zealand. The temblor was picked up at 17:16:38 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/10/19 / 2019-10-01 05:16:38 / October 1, 2019 @ 5:16 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 177.7288° East, latitude -39.2229° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70005p7u. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005p7u.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hastings, Taradale, Napier (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Hastings (c. 61 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Napier (c. 56 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Gisborne (c. 34 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Taradale (c. 16 600 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 37 km SE of Wairoa, New Zealand.
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