A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 54.08 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:34:03 / 12:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 174.9712 East, latitude -40.4749 South, depth = 54.08 km. Id of earthquake: us70009qa3. Event ids that are associated: us70009qa3. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/05/20 / 2020-05-26 00:34:03 / May 26, 2020 @ 12:34 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Wellington (c. 381 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Wellington, Petone, Lower Hutt. Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 27 km W of Foxton, New Zealand.
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