A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Paraparaumu in New Zealand. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 86.19 km (54 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:45:11 / 10:45 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us60007fmc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007fmc. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/01/20 / 2020-01-25 10:45:11 / January 25, 2020 @ 10:45 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.5631 East, latitude -40.6189 South, depth = 86.19 km.
Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Masterton, Palmerston North, Wanganui. Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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