A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Castlepoint in New Zealand on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:54:45 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.2 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us70009fw8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009fw8. Exact location of event, depth 35.2 km, 176.3615° East, -40.4947° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 08:54:45 / May 14, 2020 @ 8:54 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levin, Masterton, Palmerston North (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Levin (c. 19 800 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 46 km NNE of Castlepoint, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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