A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Foxton in New Zealand on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 175.0196° East, -40.4521° South, depth 58.44 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.44 km (36 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:33:25 / 8:33 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000a0w2. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000a0w2. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/05/20 / 2020-05-28 08:33:25 / May 28, 2020 @ 8:33 am.
Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Lower Hutt (c. 101 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Palmerston North (c. 76 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Porirua (c. 50 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Wanganui (c. 40 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Upper Hutt (c. 38 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Paraparaumu (c. 25 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Petone, Lower Hutt, Masterton (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, New Zealand (c. 4 252 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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