A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Waitara in New Zealand. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005r9c. Unique identifier: us70005r9c. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 228.71 km (142 miles). Global time and date of event 06/10/19 / 2019-10-06 10:00:36 / October 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:00:36 / 10:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.7909 East, latitude -39.1244 South, depth = 228.71 km.
Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hawera (c. 11 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wanganui, Hawera, New Plymouth (min 5000 pop).
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 51 km ESE of Waitara, New Zealand.
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