A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Otaki in New Zealand on Friday. Event id: us60006914. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006914. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/11/19 / 2019-11-08 05:59:32 / November 8, 2019 @ 5:59 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.77 East, latitude -40.6645 South, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:59:32 / 5:59 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Wanganui, Masterton, Palmerston North. Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 33 km WNW of Otaki, New Zealand.
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