A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 17:44:15 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 174.9345° East, latitude -40.4043° South, depth = 35 km. Unique identifier: us70009pwm. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009pwm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/05/20 / 2020-05-25 05:44:15 / May 25, 2020 @ 5:44 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lower Hutt, Masterton, Upper Hutt.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km WNW of Foxton, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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