A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Waitara in New Zealand on Sunday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 31/05/20 / 2020-05-31 02:35:50 / May 31, 2020 @ 2:35 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 173.9935 East, latitude -38.6898 South, depth = 10 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:35:50 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000a2yn. Unique identifier: us6000a2yn.
Epicenter of the event was 43 km (26 miles) from New Plymouth (c. 49 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Waitara (c. 6 300 pop). Close country/countries, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was New Plymouth, Waitara (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 40 km NNW of Waitara, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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