A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand. The temblor was picked up at 14:40:11 / 2:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/05/20 / 2020-05-26 02:40:11 / May 26, 2020 @ 2:40 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 174.9628° East, -40.456° South, depth 35 km. Id of earthquake: us70009qby. Event ids that are associated: us70009qby. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 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 Petone, Lower Hutt, Masterton.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km W of Foxton, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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