A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us6000a3ll. Event ids that are associated: us6000a3ll. The temblor was reported at 21:47:41 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 175.0178 East, latitude -40.4809 South, depth = 62.98 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 62.98 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 24/05/20 / 2020-05-24 21:47:41 / May 24, 2020 @ 9:47 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 52 km (32 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), 73 km (45 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Petone, Lower Hutt, Masterton (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, 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 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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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: 23 km W of Foxton, New Zealand. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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