A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009ppt. Unique identifier: us70009ppt. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/05/20 / 2020-05-24 22:44:31 / May 24, 2020 @ 10:44 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:44:31 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 175.0303 East, latitude -40.5013 South, depth = 35 km.
The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wellington, Petone, Lower Hutt.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 23 km W of Foxton, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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