A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 51.89 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:53:32 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70009pku. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009pku. Exact location of earthquake, 174.966° East, -40.3929° South, depth 51.89 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/05/20 / 2020-05-24 19:53:32 / May 24, 2020 @ 7:53 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hawera, Wellington, Petone (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Masterton (c. 20 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km WNW of Foxton, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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