A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 57.66 km, 174.9547° East, -40.4065° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a2kj. Id of event: us6000a2kj. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/05/20 / 2020-05-30 10:56:53 / May 30, 2020 @ 10:56 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.66 km (36 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:56:53 / 10:56 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 56 km (35 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 (35 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 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 one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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